Saturday, April 21, 2012
I have been fighting with blogger this morning trying to write this post. I hate hate hate the new blogger option. I was so happy that I could temporarily revert back to the old format so I could communicate with you. I hope they work the bugs out before they make the change permanent. I don't understand why people make changes when they have a good thing that works, and the users know how to use the product. So much for my ranting this afternoon.
How cool is this picture. Square watermelons are really popular in Japan and are making their way to the US. I'm thinking about trying this with a few of my Sugar Baby watermelon plants. I've been researching to see how I can turn a round melon into an ice cold delicious square treat, and it seems the way to go with Sugar Babies is a cinder block. Once the melon has matured, you use a sledge hammer to break the block. Not thrilled about having to break block, but I could easily get my hands on a few cinder blocks and call in man power to retrieve the treat.
I'm thinking that square melons would make a nice center piece at a family gathering this summer. I'm sure that I could get my grandson to eat a square watermelon too, lol. The other way of squaring the melon requires Plexiglass squares or a wooden box that I would need to put together. You have to make a hole for the vine and than rig it to get the melon out. We have several plastic companies in the area, so I'll check next week to see if Plexiglass squares are available. I may find that building the squares are too much work this year. I need to put together trellis' and we still need to start the fencing project.
Have any of you grown square watermelons? If so, what method do you use? I'm thinking the concept would work for pumpkins and cantaloupes too.