MelonMan.com - The 2000 Growing Season

Melonman Home Page
The 2004 Growing Season
The 2003 Growing Season
The 2002 Growing Season
The 2001 Growing Season
The 2000 Growing Season
The 1999 Growing Season
Frequently Asked Questions
Keep up with The MelonMan
Email The MelonMan
MelonMan Links
Bill Carson, Master Grower

A Dog in the Garden

Gallagher's Sledge-o-Matic Melons

Beggs Pumpkin Patch

Dixie Dining

Giant Watermelons of Hope, Arkansas

The 2000 Growing Season

April 10: The Millenium Season Kickoff
The MelonMan goes for it in the new Millenium! Read how The MelonMan prepares his field to grow a world record melon.

May 2: Tis the Season
The Season is in full swing as fellow melon growers share their progress reports with us.

May 10: Baby Bugs
Where's Elmer Fudd when you need him? The MelonMan captures an intruder in the patch!

May 20: Melon flowers in the Bootheel
It's getting hotter in the Bootheel as the plants start to flower.

May 23: Oh, Hail!
Mother Nature sends hail stones our way and causes lots of problems.

May 27: Now the floods…
First the hail, now the floods come to visit The MelonMan.

June 5: Pollinating Watermelons
The MelonMan shows you how he pollinates his melons…and a robin update.

June 20: News from the garden
The MelonMan culls out melons from the patch.

July 10: Fireworks and Melons
The MelonMan takes time off to celebrate the 4th of July and shows how to hide from the Sun.

July 19: Meet the Zeppelin
Follow The MelonMan through morning exercises, repairing a leaking melon, big tomatoes and see "The Zeppelin"

August 1: Visitors and Butterflies
Visitors come to see the patch and a melon dies on the vine.

August 6: Two Candidates Emerge
See our two world record candidates out in the patch.

August 16: "Catchup" plays catchup
"Catchup" is making great gains while another melon bites the dust.

August 24: "Catchup" has caught up!
"Catchup" is in the fast lane towards The Record as we get the official scales ready.

August 30: The Harvest Begins!
We harvest two of our four giants, "Zeppelin" and "Runt", and take them to the official weigh-in!

September 3: "BTW", another melon has been harvested
We visit "Zeppelin", now on public display, and pull "BTW" from the fields.

September 4: "Catchup" succumbs…
Root rot strikes "Catchup" in the fields. We'll be pulling it later today.

September 7: IT'S OFFICIAL!!! A new Missouri State Record for The MelonMan!
"Catchup" caught up to 242 pounds and a new state record. See the pictures!

September 12: Moving a 242 pound melon…carefully!
Moving "Catchup" from the fields and to the scales wasn't easy. We also visit "Catchup" on display.

Copyright 2018 by Bob Dwyer. All Rights Reserved