As I have mentioned numerous times, I have a rather large garden this summer.  Besides growing tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and basil, a quarter of my garden is being taken over by watermelon.  A small part of the watermelon patch was planned, but the rest is all due to volunteerism.

There are two varieties of watermelon in my patch, black diamonds, and the old fashioned striped variety…all with seeds.  I love watermelon and I frequently buy melons in the summer, but I don’t like the seedless variety.  Half the fun of eating watermelon on a hot, humid evening is spitting out black seeds and seeing how far they will fly.  I’m afraid that generations of children are being raised without the ability to spit seeds.

 

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