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Reseeded melons

The first row of Israeli melons that I planted before the last rain had shown no signs of germination by today, so I reseeded 3 seeds into each basin.

I used the seed I saved from the best melons from last year because I was afraid that the Willhite seed was too old (from 2012).

I was almost finished reseeding the basins when I dug one up, just to check the seed. When I did, I found that the seeds had taproots and were indeed germinating.

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