“I think that’s a watermelon” Jon said as he took a picture of what I called a pumpkin yesterday, that’s growing in the barnyard next to the feeder.
And now I’m thinking he may be right. It does seem really early for pumpkins.
I’ve never seen watermelon growing and since I don’t know what their leaves look like, I googled “watermelon leaf”. Most of the pictures don’t look like the leaves on our “pumpkin/watermelon” patch, but they don’t look exactly like pumpkin leaves either.
It’s like trying to name a bird from a bird book. There are so many different types of leaves for each fruit, it’s hard to tell. And the leaves look different when they’re smaller than when they’re really big.
Of course, we’ll be able to tell in time when the fruit ripens. But I’d really like to not have to have to wait that long if I don’t have to.
So if there are any experienced gardeners out there who know the difference between what pumpkins and watermelons look like when their growing, I’d love to hear from you.