I didn't know that watermelon leaves didn't look like pumpkin leaves! Lol, I just assumed they'd look the same... but well no, they don't. And finally, the mystery of the watermelon has been solved (I think), and I have the lovely Elaine of Brisbane Local Food to thank.
Remember yesterday when I posted about my mystery plant? I thought I had planted watermelon, but it turned out looking a lot like cucumber (the postman has a lot to answer for in my garden). Well in response to that post, Elaine had this to say:
Those leaves are Cucumber-type leaves, not Watermelon leaves. W leaves are very small and deeply incised, more like a palm with fingers than just the palm.
And the light bulb switched on in my head. You see, there were some plants in my garden that I couldn't place. I knew I had planted them, and I knew they weren't weeds, but I didn't know what they were. I meant to post about them and ask, but I just never got round to it. I wasn't really interested in them to be honest, I thought they were some sort of flower I had planted to attract bees. After Elaine's message I googled watermelon plant images, and saw some leaves that I recognised. Above and below are some photos of mine that match those images. I have heaps of them, all over the place.
I have watermelons!!!!!