It’s watermelon this time. I noticed today that the majority of my last few posts dealt with lasts.
The last of the tomatoes, the last bit of summer vacation, the last harvest.
Well, we enjoyed our last watermelon this week. And it was so very sweet and delicious!
With plenty of seeds for spitting… and saving.
I preserved them the way my Papa showed me how:
Let the seeds sit in a bowl of water until the seeds sink and the pulp floats.
Pour off the pulpy water and rinse the seeds.
Then, let them sit on a cloth until thoroughly dry.
I let mine sit on the counter for a few days before I transfer them to a labeled and dated envelope.
These are next year’s Sugar Baby Icebox Watermelons.
They certainly lived up to their name… Super sweet and small enough to fit in the fridge!
We all agreed that this was the perfect size watermelon for us. Perfect for the 3 of us (the hubs does not eat watermelon – I know, the horror!) to share on a hot summer afternoon.