Above is one of the melons we grew this season. We only grew a couple of vines for the experiment, from seeds we saved a couple of years ago from an especially delicious specimen (which we bought at the store, by the way). We planted rather late and the melons sure took their time to ripen, but the wait was definitely worth it. The fruit was small, but very fragrant and sweet, since we allowed it to fully ripen on the vine before picking. I think I’m going to save seeds from this one too, to plant next year.
And, yes, in the background you can see some more hot peppers! The bounty sure doesn’t stop, and I’m going to make some more hot sauce soon.
You can read more about growing food from supermarket scraps here and here.
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I am so thrilled to find you, Anna! A Jewish family seeking to be homesteaders in Israel!
May I ask you what sorts of fertilizer you are using in your soil (I imagine you are using manure from your chickens, and what else…)?
I wish you great success this year!
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It’s great to meet you too, Chava! We make compost, to which we also add manure from our chickens.