Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wild Watermelons

While doing our morning walks, we've noticed this watermelon patch growing wild along the creek.

Each time, I'm tempted to dig one up and take it home to replant. The last time the City came out to mow the area, I held my breath. This is what survived. I would have dug one up sooner, but I'm not sure a plant can survive a transplant that's already gone to fruit...

4 comments:

Patty said...

Are you sure it is a watermelon and not a gourd?

Texas Mom said...

Possible... Click on picture and get a better look. They LOOK like melons to me...

Pat aka Posh said...

I don't think I'd trust eating them.. when I was a kid we saw many of those in the wild and mom always told us kids they wern't eatable.. whether its true or not it wouldn't be worth the risk. and no a plant can't be transplanted once it's mature.

Lionblazer21 said...

I wouldn't eat them, even if they were watermelons they would probably be a lot more sour