Organic Squash: Water Melon, “Sugar baby”. Citrullus lanatus.
‘Sugar Baby’ is a tasty, attractive small water melon weighing in from about 1.8 kg.
How to grow:
Sow seeds in pots on heat in April/May. Grow on till there are three true leaves then plant in the ground when there’s no chance of a frost. Ripening end August beginning September. Growing in a greenhouse/polytunnel or a warm spot in a walled garden is recommended. Grow in dry conditions but keep well watered, preferably from below.
Keep slugs off when young. Hot and dry on top, wet soil underneath.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Harvest in the morning and put into the fridge for a couple of hours before you want to eat them.
This creeping vine in the cucurbitaceae family originates from India, cultivated for 1,000’s of years.
Avg contents: 15 seeds.