Watermelon
Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Watermelon

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
    Posts
    12,001

    Post

    tecumseh says:


    ps.. I am currently enjoying an extremely good home grown watermelon.... heavenly.

    --------------------
    panther passing in the night...
    Posts: 1575 | From: Texas | Registered: Apr 2005 | IP: Logged
    Regards, Barry

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BeeSource.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
    Posts
    12,001

    Post

    posted August 03, 2006 09:47 PM

    Sundance says:

    mmmmmmmmm watermelon..........

    --------------------
    Bruce - Bees and Trees
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Will barter work for bees and equipment....
    Posts: 4366 | From: Devils Lake, North Dakota | Registered: Sep 2004 |
    Regards, Barry

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
    Posts
    12,001

    Post

    posted August 03, 2006 10:12 PM

    tecumseh says:

    dark red and sweet and oh sooooo goood.

    --------------------
    panther passing in the night...
    Posts: 1575 | From: Texas | Registered: Apr 2005
    Regards, Barry

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
    Posts
    12,001

    Post

    posted August 04, 2006 06:20 AM

    tecumseh says:

    to sundance:
    it is kinda neat to be growing your own watermelons sundance. I especially like the old school varieties... charleston grey and black diamonds. a seedless watermelon is for wimps and most of the time they are totally tasteless. but the watermelons kinda of reminds me of a ray wylie hubbards line about doin' the right thing in 'conversation with the devil'...

    doin' what's right ain't so hard
    it just ain't as much fun

    --------------------
    panther passing in the night...
    Posts: 1575 | From: Texas | Registered: Apr 2005
    Regards, Barry

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
    Posts
    12,001

    Post

    posted August 04, 2006 08:38 AM

    tarheit says:

    Now watermellons are a different story. I don't find anyone elses watermellon offensive at all. (Even though there was a watermellon war: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon_War ) Every couple of years I manage to get a few watermellons out of the garden. Other years it's just too cool and they don't ripen in time before first frost (very dissapointing).

    --------------------
    www.HoneyRunApiaries.com
    Posts: 368 | From: Lima, Ohio, USA | Registered: Mar 2003
    Regards, Barry

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
    Posts
    12,001

    Post

    posted August 04, 2006 09:01 AM

    Hillside says:

    Watermelons are at their best when they are fully ripened during the hot days of summer and then chilled before eating. August was made for watermelons. Although I have to say, I will take a good muskmelon or honeydew any day. This year I have three varieties of melons. None are quite ripe yet since they got a late start. Has anyone ever grown Minnesota Midget? I'd like to try it next year.
    Posts: 573 | From: Inver Grove, MN | Registered: Jul 2004
    Regards, Barry

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
    Posts
    12,001

    Post

    posted August 04, 2006 09:42 AM

    Sundance says:

    I tried northern runs of muskmelon but
    I discovered my lab and cheasapeake both
    liked them even more than me. I looked out
    the window and saw them dragging a vine with
    3 or 4 on it, layed down and chowed. Here
    I thought wild animals were the culprit.

    --------------------
    Bruce - Bees and Trees
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Will barter work for bees and equipment....
    Posts: 4366 | From: Devils Lake, North Dakota | Registered: Sep 2004
    Regards, Barry

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Williston, NC, USA
    Posts
    1,778

    Post

    Don't like to brag, but nothing beats a Bogue Sound Watermelon!

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, N.C.
    Posts
    5,034

    Post

    A watermelon has no taste, no flavor, no value,


    UNLESS it is stolen!!!

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Inver Grove, MN
    Posts
    1,461

    Post

    Ha! idee, you crack me up.

    Does that mean that you like to steal watermelons or that the watermelon I stole from you would have been the best you ever had?
    Linux - World domination through world cooperation

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, N.C.
    Posts
    5,034

    Post

    It means I quit liking watermelons when I grew up and didn't steal any more on a saturday night while the farmer stood watch with rock salt in the shotgun.

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Woodinville, WA
    Posts
    145

    Post

    Is that where the tradition of salting watermelon came from [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Sam
    Beekeeping since 2004 - 1 hive, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 donkeys, 3 sheep, 2 goats, 5 acres

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    College Station, Texas
    Posts
    6,965

    Post

    Tia sezs:
    Don't like to brag, but nothing beats a Bogue Sound Watermelon!

    tecumseh pleads:
    now exactly what kind of watermelon might that be tia?

    then iddee adds:
    UNLESS it is stolen!!!

    tecumseh does a very short story:
    My dad use to tell the story from way back when that there was a local farmer by the name of Jason Board who would post guards around his property to keep folks from stealing his produce. One day Jason ran into Dr Summers who operated a similar farm down the river just across 13 mile creek from Robertsburg, West Virgina. He came right up to the fine doctor and ask "Doc you got all those boy over there in Robertsburg (my father was one of those) but I don't see you posting no guards around you watermelon patch... now just how do you keep them boys from stealing you blind?" The fine doctor simply replied "I wouldn't give a plug nickly for a boy that wouldn't steal a watermelon'. And that was the end of that conversation.

    ps to sundance. when you raise fairly unprotected watermelon you do discover that one of the first culprit to prey on a watermelon patch is mister coyote. this being the wild kind and not of the beesourse variety... don't you know?

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Williston, NC, USA
    Posts
    1,778

    Post

    Excerpt from http://wikitravel.org/en/Crystal_Coast reads, "Another local specialty is the Bogue Sound watermelon, available only for a few months during the summer and renowned for its particularly flavorful taste." You gotta taste 'em to know what that means. Kinda like a Jersey Tomato. No tomato beats a Jersey tomato. Each state seems to have its specialty.

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Kiel WI, USA
    Posts
    2,368

    Post

    Are they easier to find than a Mackinaw peach?

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    College Station, Texas
    Posts
    6,965

    Post

    'The deeds were done and done again as the deeds were done in watermelon sugar.'

    In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan.


    a bit quirky but a nice little read.

    thanks tia for the link. so how might you describe a bogue sound mellon in terms of color and size?

  18. #17

    Post

    "Watermelon war", is so uncredible as the "Jenkins ear war"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins_Ear

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Williston, NC, USA
    Posts
    1,778

    Post

    Tecumseh, they're small in size and round. Kind of like a basketball. Medium to dark green. Inside is clear red. Very sweet, very juicy, with a. . .don't know how to describe it. . .garden taste(?)

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Worthington, Pennsylvania USA
    Posts
    1,833

    Post

    Tia--in regards to the jersey tomatoe--Have you ever tasted an old heirloom variety tomatoe know as "Brandywine"? It is ranked the first and best tasting tomatoe in the world and I personally agree with that statement, second in my honest humble opinion is the heirloom known as "ox heart", we have saved their seeds for many a moon and appreciate the wonderful tomatoes. Don't think (at least don't remember) I ever tasted a jersey tomatoe though.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Whiteville, NC
    Posts
    193

    Post

    Wouldn't a stolen Bogue Sound Melon be better?
    GeeB
    Life must be lived forward but understood backwards.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •