Laura asked to buy the watermelon seeds in the spring at the same time that we purchased our tomato plants. Late last year, a willow tree, heavily damaged in the October snowstorm, had to be removed and the stump ground down. This left a sunny, bare patch of dirt in the side yard, the perfect spot to mound up the soil and plant Laura’s seeds. The first gardening miracle is that the seeds came up and the vines have flourished. The second gardening miracle is that among the weeds and vines, we found a softball sized, baby watermelon.
Now we are waiting for the baby watermelon to grow big and sweet. Laura is holding her breath in anticipation.