Watermelon, My First One, Growing!

My first watermelonIMG_1865 is growing! It was a mere one week ago that I posted a photo of a female watermelon blossom’s ovary, with hopes that it would be fertilized with the pollen of one of the many male blossoms on the vine. The “stem” below the male blossom is thin, versus the swollen ovary below the female blossom. The fertilized ovary of the female blossom is now en route to becoming a watermelon. Wow! I have placed it on top of a broken piece of brick, to prevent this fruit from resting upon moist soil, and hopefully reduce its risk of rotting from prolonged contact with unnecessary moisture.

If you click on the photo, you will see a few of the male blossoms – compare that with the photo on my August 8 posting and you will see the difference between male and female blossoms.

I’m very happy that, with some good luck and good care, I will have a watermelon to enjoy soon. And it’s grown in a container!

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