Monday, July 23, 2012

diagnosis: watermelon

Photo taken 7/6/12
Remember this guy? The mysterious and possibly redemptive spontaneous squash vine?

Well, he's been doing some growing. Here we have him last Friday:
Photo taken 7/20/12

 And what's more is that he's growing some FRUIT! Or...vegetable. Or something. But lots of it!

I'm going to have to hazard a guess that it is not squash, since a) it doesn't remotely resemble squash, and b) just definitely is not squash. All of the little 'growths' are round and green, which also makes me think it's not cucumbers. My friend Diana immediately suggested watermelon, and I think she probably is right. But then I couldn't figure out how on EARTH watermelon would be springing up. And then she asked if we ever threw watermelon rinds/seeds in our compost. And I said...duh. Yes, of course we do. Of course that's a perfectly logical explanation for why watermelon would now be springing forth from the compost. I am so glad my friends are smarter than me!!

So! We'll be calling it watermelon until we receive any evidence suggesting otherwise. I must admit-- I'm pretty pumped about some spontaneous watermelon taking over the backyard! Although it's going to look pretty tacky once the grass really starts getting tall, but we can't mow due to...watermelon vines...obviously...but, I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Some people have unplanned pregnancies. Some people get unplanned watermelon crops. Something for everyone, I suppose! 


  1. Do you think some people end up adopting watermelon crops? Or using up every penny to their name to obtain them? Am I taking this metaphor too far?

  2. I think you need to try to make a world record book watermelon out of that little guy.

  3. I love your sense of humor, Erika. And happy watermelon eating! :)


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