Last week we harvested our very first (and sadly only for this season) Moon and Stars Watermelon. It was a revelation in taste and texture, so crisp and juicy and sweet, unlike any watermelon I've tasted before. Last night we finished off the last little bit, about a week after first cutting it open, and the texture had dulled to be very similar to watermelon that I've bought at the shops. So my tip is, if you are able to grow watermelon, or get hold of one that has just been picked, it's definitely worth it!
And so on to the Giveaway. I recently found a copy (in excellent condition) of my all-time favourite gardening book, One Magic Square by Lolo Houbein, at a second-hand bookstore and couldn't resist buying yet another copy of it. I've bought several in the past as presents for friends who are embarking on a vegetable gardening adventure, and I know I've raved about it before as being a brilliant resource.
To celebrate my first-ever watermelon harvest and the rest of what has been a bumper season of crops in the Country Garden, I've decided to give this copy away to one of the CGCG readers in Australia (sorry it's too heavy and expensive to post overseas). Just leave a comment below and tell me what vegetable or fruit you'd love to try growing that you haven't attempted before, and I'll select a random entry next Wednesday 9 April.