(Note from H2: with this post we welcome Kara--aka Little Green Girl--as co-blogger. Yesterday she attended the Chicago Blackhawks celebration parade with two million of her closest friends. Let's give her a warm hello, GRGers!)
SIP stands for Sub Irrigated Planter. My watermelon SIP fits in a small space 12" X 12". The best thing about it is that it's easy to take care of and it can't be over-watered either because of the holes at the bottom that drain the water.
You can grow almost any plant in it. I have 2 kinds of personal watermelons. One is a Fordhook Hybrid, which can weigh up to 14 pounds. The other is an Ice Box Mickylee and it can weigh up to 8 to 10 pounds. It takes 70 to 80 days to grow a melon. They are both supposed to be very tasty!
My watermelons are doing great now and are about a month and a half old and the vines are 10" long. We'll need to make a trellis soon. I'll share that in my next post.
Thanks Heidi, Bruce and Art for making my SIP!