watermelon

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow the Best Watermelon From Seed

    On hot summer afternoons, we didn’t need much more than the shade of a mimosa tree and a watermelon to stay cool. My grandfather would split one open, spear the…

  • Article

    How to Make Watermelon Rind Pickles

    You can make the most of your watermelon harvest by picking the rind to enjoy later. Here's a simple method for making these sweet refrigerator "pickles."

  • Article

    Taking the Mystery Out of Melons

    One of the greatest tasty treats of summer is a sweet, vine-ripened melon picked from your own garden. The quality is unsurpassed and will put to shame the bland shipping…

  • How-To

    How to Harvest Watermelons

    Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a new video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer Sarah…

  • How-To

    How to Care for Watermelons

    Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a new video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer…

  • How-To

    How to Plant Watermelon

    Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a new video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Straw Bale Gardening (Part I)

    Having read Straw Bale Gardens, by Joel Karsten, I was ready to try growing in my first straw bale.

  • Article

    The Year of the Watermelon

    Thanks to the National Garden Bureau, 2013 is the Year of the Watermelon. New varieties, like ‘Harvest Moon’, are sure to be a big part of the celebration.

  • Article

    How to Grow Watermelons

    Make room for the sweet crunch of watermelons. They can even be coaxed to grow up trellises in smaller gardens.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Make Room for ‘Moon and Stars’ and ‘Golden Midget’ Watermelon

    These are the two heirloom watermelons in my garden this year.