Watermelon is a juicy & very sweet summer fruit. This fruit is used to make various drinks, salad, dessert etc. Not just a piece of watermelon fruit can bring happiness on our face, but also the flowering of watermelon plants can bring a smile on our face, haha. I am not joking. You will smile broadly when you will see such watermelon flowers in your rooftop garden. Yes, yesterday I have observed flowers of my watermelon plants for the first time that too on the rooftop.
It is a part of a series of growing watermelon in pots/containers. This is the third post of that sequence. If you have not gone through my earlier posts then you should read my previous two posts of this sequence. The first post was related to the sowing of seeds and germination (part 1) and the second one was related to repotting of two seedlings (Part 2).
My repotting was not successful. So that led to the death of those two seedlings. Though it was not my fault, rather it was because of birds who broke the tip of those seedling for two times.
But the rest plants are growing rapidly. It is being just 4 weeks after sowing seeds. Now those plants have started flowering from yesterday. Now only male flowers are blooming. So I can expect within 10 days female flowers will come and I will expect some fruits from those.
- Some watermelon drinks/dishes: Summer special watermelon mocktail (Recipe 1), Watermelon mojito smoothie drink (Recipe 2), Delicious watermelon ice cream (Recipe 3)
Now I have 7 plants which are growing very fast.
Watermelon flowers on 31st May 2019
Male flowers started blooming on 30th May 2019. But I forgot to take pictures of those flowers, nextday I took these pictures.
2nd June 2019
Watermelon flowers on my plants which are growing in plastic bag on our rooftop. It took less than 4 weeks to bloom, really SURPRISING!!