Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Frost on the Watermelon

While some folks may have frost on their pumpkins today, an unusual cool snap of 42 degrees almost put frost on my watermelon. Well, not quite but I just couldn't pass up the chance to use (and modify) an old garden expression that rarely applies to Florida. This cute little melon is compliments of the compost we added to our pepper plants. This surprise (but now identified) vine popped up along with about a dozen tomato plants from our composted vegetable scraps. We're still waiting to identify the tomatoes. All we can tell right now is that they are a small, round cherry type of some kind.

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