One of the best investments I made this year wasn’t in stocks or bonds. It was buying a $1.89 pack of watermelon seeds from the hardware store.
I forgot to order watermelon seeds in my regular online seed order so, I bought them locally. They had only one pack of one variety left so I bought it. I mentioned these melons in previous posts.
This week I needed to harvest all of the watermelon since they were all ripe and ready to go.
That one pack yielded 32 full-sized watermelons! What do you do with 32 huge watermelons? After friends and family got their melons, there were still plenty left.
One thing I always wanted to try was dehydrating watermelons. That’s exactly what I did. About 2 – 1/2 watermelons — minus their rinds — fit into my food dehydrator. It took almost 20 hours to dry them down so they were no longer moist and sticky. I filled up four quart food storage bags with that batch.
The dehydration process concentrated the sweetness so much that they taste like some kind of exotic candy.
My dried watermelon will be a real treat this winter when the snow is flying. I still plan juice a few melons and try out watermelon wine with some others.