A friend asked me if I were planning to grow a square watermelon... When I said just trying not to kill them was goal enough for the year, he made me a "watermelon box" and told me to try it. I have engineer friends :) I put one of the small yellow watermelons into the box....
On July 30th, after about two week in the box, the yellow watermelon looked like this:
|View from the stem end, about two weeks after being put in the box|
|And view from the back, where the melon is already growing against the plastic sides...|
|The melon is escaping! The box was glued and screwed together...|
|It only got worse over the next week...|
|Boxed (top) and non-boxed (bottom) melons from the same vine, plus a tape measure...|
|It's kind of like a cube...?|
|The remained of the box... the pins were so deformed they couldn't come out...|
But still a pretty cool experiment! Hopefully they both taste good... except I'm wondering what I'm supposed to do with two huge watermelons now...