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Look what’s growing in my flower pot

By Penny Stine

I bought a bunch of flower seeds in January or February when I was trying to combat the winter blahs, determined that I would plant all my flowers from seed this year. But some of them got nipped by a late spring frost when I forgot to bring them in, so I ended up planting cucumbers in this planter, which also has a few flowers (I don’t know what, exactly), some red-veined sorrel and a watermelon.

I don’t know why I stuck a watermelon seed in the soil… Perhaps I thought the cucumber would be lonely.


Now the pot is probably too crowded, but I just can’t bring myself to tear out either the cucumber or the watermelon. The cucumber plant (which is a compact variety that's supposed to be perfect for containers) has cukes that are about two centimeters long, and look what I saw on the watermelon vine!

I planted watermelon in two other big pots, plus in a front flower bed and in a couple of places over in my west garden. It’s one of the few melons and/or squash that doesn’t seem to be getting chomped by bugs or rodents or whatever is killing them by eating all the leaves off a week or so after the seedlings come up.
 

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