I harvested my first 12 lb. watermelon a few weeks ago. I checked the vine and I have a few more coming through right now. I doubt they will be as good as that first one, but hopefully they will get some more size to them.
This week in my men's Bible study we discussed John 15 : 4-8. Writing this blog post reminded me of what we discussed. Jesus used so many metaphors about gardening to explain the gospel in a simple and easy to understand manner. Since I have started gardening, I have really come to love these passages of scripture.
John 15 : 4-8 (New Living Translation)
4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
This is my one watermelon vine, it covers an area 20 by 20 feet.
Baby melon about the size of a golf ball.
Next prospect, about the size of a soccer ball.
Another small one.