Upon my return form my trip North, which covered about 8,000 miles, five Mexican states, and seven USA states, my garden was engulfed in a sea of weeds. Once I had removed the weeds this is what I found. One expansive watermelon plant with seven developing melons. Yes, the picture at left is of one plant.
The plants in little patch of corn I planted in early July have done really well and are now developing ears.
One cherry tomato plant survived my absence and the consequent lack of water.
Papayas are developing on the volunteer plant you can see at the right and the four plants that I grew from seeds.
So in my gardening pursuits here in Merida I have had success growing watermelon, cantaloupe, corn, onions and papaya. Pretty much everything else I’ve tried to grow has been a bust.
I expect greater success in Xalapa with its cooler temperatures and more rain. Once I find a place with a garden space I’ll see what I can do.