This is an acre of dirt, soon to be an
acre of vines and watermelons.
I have a friend who asked for help
planting watermelon seeds,
on this acre of dirt.
We each got several rows and
a cup full of watermelon seeds.
We were to poke a one inch hole in the dirt with our finger.
Insert three seeds.
Cover the seeds.
Count out four feet and
do it again.
Getting our instructions
These were my rows.
And these were my seeds.
Now I know,
I'm not in Redmond anymore,
I'm in Nampa...farm country!
Everyone had their own style of
planting and pace.
There were mothers with young children.
Teenagers racing each other.
And then there was me...
I had so much fun being apart of this
gathering and planting.
The watering process is called,
A long, large tube runs the width of the field
and then the "shoots" open up, every foot or so
and the water runs out.
The water then runs down the rows,
until the field is
flooded or soaked.
Water running down the rows of just
planted watermelon seeds.
Harvesting will be in 85 days.