RE: Germinating watermelon Seed
While this is certainly the close rather than the beginning of the watermelon season, I thought of this forum this evening while visiting friends in a nearby town and admiring the last of their watermelon crop this year, particularly their 4 giant melons. While well shy of the world's record 262 lb., their four biggies weighed 157, 183, 202, and 209 lbs. and were sights to behold (largest was 34" long and 59" in circumference). While I have always doubted that melons this size would be good to eat (even with these all being perfectly formed rather than ill shaped as giant melons are at times), they had enough delicious "regular" melons which we enjoyed in sufficient quantity to guarantee a night of much interrupted sleep.