Home grown Watermelon!

Do you remember we had watermelon creeper last year (link)? This time also watermelon seeds sprouted. The very first female flower showed up in mid June… After two days, it was a pleasant surprise that a tender fruit was seen in the place of the flower! 

Home Grown Watermelon - Flowers and Fruit
Look at the dates; the fruit grew very fast in June. But, later on the growth stopped suddenly. Probably if I had fed the plant with more compost, it would have been larger. The plant dried in mid July. I plucked the fruit. It was very small in size. Surprisingly, this time it was dark red in colour and really very sweet!

Home Grown Watermelon - Fruit

About Sindhu

A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.

31 Comments

  1. So sweet and juicy.

  2. A very beautiful fruit, small but definitely good!
    a very beautiful flower! Bravo for composition

  3. Thank you for stopping by! Yes, home grown fruit is good for health πŸ™‚ Glad you like the photographs… TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  4. Yes, it was very sweet and yes, juicy too πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by SG πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome and looks so fresh and juicy.

  6. Thank you for stopping by Shweta πŸ™‚ Yes, it was juicy and fresh. TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚ Happy blogging!

  7. beautiful Sindhu !! in your palms just like a baby fruit πŸ™‚ The pics are beautiful…and its the first time I have seen a watermelon growing at home ! Must have been a source of joy ….when chillies grew on my balcony I feel like framing the chillies rather than cut n use πŸ˜›

  8. Awesome dear!
    Garden-fresh water-melon πŸ™‚ So sweet! Literally!
    May your garden yield the very best as you deserve it, girl!
    Keep Smiling πŸ™‚

  9. Oh yes we too had some. The only problem is that watermelons are heavy so we had to support it with some net, and finally it looked like it was lolling in a hammock.

  10. Thank you for liking the photographs dear…Yes, definitely it was a source of infinite happiness πŸ™‚ Even I feel the same, not at all willing to cut it… I was wondering if I was the only person to feel so! Glad I have a company… TC dear! Keep smiling πŸ™‚ Happy blogging!

  11. Thank you dear for your lovely words and wishes πŸ™‚ You have been kind always… Plants are so very kind, they give us more than that we give them! TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚ Happy blogging!

  12. Wow! Nice! You have worked really hard to assist the plant…. Do you have any pictures of them in your blog?

    Thank you for stopping by… TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚ Happy blogging!

  13. Oh wow! Great!!

  14. Wow! Very lovely… I just simply like to watch the redness in black background with a few black seeds inside… just like yin-yang symbol πŸ™‚

  15. Awesome! beautiful pics of little water-melon. I have first time see the home gardened water-melon…

    Keep Blogging πŸ™‚

  16. Wow! That looks jucilicious!

  17. Wow..such a small watermelon. So you are growing watermelon in your home. Please guide me on how to plant a seed, take care of it and so on…I want to try it as well πŸ™‚

  18. Thank you Amitji πŸ™‚ Glad you stopped by! TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  19. Thank you Ravish for your sweet words πŸ™‚ Glad you like it… TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  20. Thank you! Glad you found this post interesting… TC! keep smiling πŸ™‚

  21. Thank you for the lovely words Indrani πŸ™‚ TC! keep smiling πŸ™‚

  22. Thank you Uma πŸ™‚ I didn't grow them dear, they just sprout and I just watered. May be Pune weather also helped. Since our apartment is in 4th floor, the creeper received medium sunlight. I have filled the pot with wet waste from kitchen. That's all! Hope my experience will be useful to some extent πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  23. You have a watermelon plant at your home?? Niceee.. !!

  24. Now I don't have, it has died Jyotsna… Yes, it was nice to see the plant in our balcony πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  25. Really? That small?! It looks so cute πŸ™‚

  26. Looks so small…but I wanna have a bite immediately…:)

  27. Yes Sindhu, you can see it here in my old blog dated Feb 15 2010
    http://joezachs.blogspot.in/2010/02/vegetables-and-market.html

  28. Yess!!! It is that small!!! Thank you for your sweet words πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  29. We have finished it all!
    Thank you Valli for paying a visit to TAAM πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  30. Thank you πŸ™‚

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