Monday, July 20, 2015

365 Project #146 Israel Melons!

Don introduced me to the best melon on this planet, the Israel melon. His dad grew them one year and he has been a huge fan ever since. It's simply the sweetest, best melon you've ever tasted. Unfortunately, you won't find it in grocery stores because it's prone to disease in commercial growing conditions and has absolutely no keeping quality. It's drought-resistant and easy to grow in home gardens.

Here are all the details by a Texas Gardener and take note of his other article which discusses growing melons in basins rather than mounds. The purpose in planting melons in mounds is to keep their roots from sitting in water, not a problem in Texas soils. I'm hoping to talk my gardening friends into trying Israel melons. Get in touch and I'll even purchase the seeds!