Day 130: Not Stolen Yet
by Cory on August 27, 2018 9:47 PM (Edited August 27, 2018 9:50 PM)
Well, whoever it was who stole the bucket hasn't come back. Not yet at least.
It's been about 10 degrees colder than usual for the past few weeks and I think it might be because of the smog from the california wildfires. This isn't really good for the watermelon, which seems to have stopped growing. The internet says that growth slows considerably when day time temperatures fall below 85 degrees fahrenheit and when night time temperates go under 60. The watermelon grew quickly to the size of an egg, but it's still about the same size this week.
I put it in a hammock this weekend. It was getting heavy enough to weigh down the vine and start rubbing against the side of the bucket.
I also decided to prune the smaller watermelon because it hasn't grown at all and I figured I should give the other one a better chance at growing big. I took it back to my room and dissected it in the name of science.
It smelled of really, really strong, slightly bitter grass when I cut it open. I should have tasted it, but I didn't want to. I wonder if it would have been bitter?
My third garden gem is almost ripe now! This is one of the "proper ones" with a normal shape and really smooth, unblemeshed skin. I'm going to try to leave this on the vine for a while. Mission accomplished I guess. My curiosity for what these tomatoes taste like is quenched. They're a good tasty tomato, but it tastes like a cherry tomato in my opinion. I'm not really interested in growing more of these. If I did though, maybe it would be interesting to see if I could grow enough to make some marinara sauce.
I hope I can say the same for the garden treasures and w hybrid! The tomatoes are about an inch and half in diameter now.
This Thought is part of Cory's Hobo Garden
Cory's trying to grow vegetables, but get this--he doesn't have anywhere to put them!!!