The annual Rush Springs Watermelon Festival takes place this weekend, August 12th in Rush Springs Oklahoma. Watermelon everywhere! Different varieties, yellows, oranges, pinks, reds,…. perfect time to taste different kinds of watermelons and save some seeds for your own garden.
The heat of a South Carolina summer is perfect for the watermelons that are thriving in my garden right now. I know when the heat of the day pushes me inside I can always count of the cool and refreshing taste of a homegrown watermelon to cool me down.
In summer we can usually buy cheap watermelons, but usually we can’t eat the whole thing. I like to make granita, chunky form of sorbet. I use less sugar than most recipes and I just blend the whole watermelon (rather than juicing it), so you get all the fibre. I also put in some ginger, […]
Everybody needs a watermelon patch! The old fashioned varieties are definitely worth the effort. With hybridization, watermelons have become seedless and nearly rind-less. But our great grandparents had the right idea about melons with thick rinds for protection and used in watermelon pickles and lots of seeds for spitting. Learn how to grow and enjoy […]
Have you ever wondered how to tell for sure if your garden or store melon is really ripe? We have a great set of tips for picking the perfect melon, along with a quick video thumping demonstrated on our first ripe melon of the season.
There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a sweet, juicy, perfectly ripe watermelon. Unlike cantaloupes and honeydews, watermelons don’t continue to ripen once they’re cut off the vine. If it’s not perfectly ripe when you buy it, it never will be, so the pressure to pick a good one is high. Here […]