Thursday, October 20, 2016
Watermelon "Lemonade" and Hibiscus Roselle
We harvested the next big Bradford Watermelon this past Sunday, and in one of those "DARN!" moments, I dropped it!
I now have 1st generation Bradford Watermelons seeds to sow in January. I am also going to put the germinating test seeds in some jiffy pellets and see if I can have happy transplants in January. Watermelons are typically sown/planted in January/February.
My view on when to pick ripe, at least for this melon is going to be the "thump" test instead of looking for the tendril to dry.
I had some left over turkey soup I had made, so I thought "turkey and "cranberry" and topped the hot soup with a small sprinkle of the roselle dried petals.
I will probably add them to dishes like Pasta Primavera. I would suggest you try them in any dish which calls for lemon or lime additions. You will be pleased.
Have a great day in the garden and you kitchen making delicious meals from your bounty!
-- Catherine, The Herb Lady
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