Watermelon Seed Spitting Week on June, 2017: Can you give me ideas for an 9 yr old birthday party? Games and Activities.?
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bobbing for apples, watermelon seed-spitting contest, design their own t-shirts (get a park of plain white tees and some fabric markers, painters, etc), treasure/scavenger hunt (with fair teams and easy clues), guess how much is in the jar (candy, paper clips, beads, etc), pinata, face-painting, charades, bean bag toss, etc
make sure to have little prizes for everyone
If you plant bird seed will you grow a bird?
Not sure about that one, but it does remind me of a wonderful cautionary poem.
Watermelon Bird, by Eric Ode
In mid-July, my friends and I
were drinking lemonade
and eating watermelon
in the comfort of the shade.
We spat the seeds among the weeds.
We spat them east and west.
I spat one in a pine tree, where
it landed in a nest.
And there it lay till late in May,
when it sprouted as a vine,
and soon there grew a melon
in the branches of the pine.
A mother bird without a word
then settled in the tree
and nested on that melon
for a week or maybe three.
A day ago, I stood below
and heard an awful scratching:
the picking and the pecking
of that watermelon hatching.
Then very soon that afternoon,
a feathered head broke free,
and now a giant baby bird
is sitting in our tree.
He’s green and red from tail to head.
His eyes are small and gray.
He likely weighs a hundred pounds
and will not go away.
So be on guard in your backyard
when in the shade you sit.
Enjoy the watermelon,
but be careful where you spit.
Growing Watermelons in Southern Arizona. Any suggestions?
Pick out the best plant from the ones that have grown. Put the one you want into a bigger pot or in a garden area. If you are lacking space go with just a bigger pot. You will want to give it some fertilizer once it has been in the new pot for about a week. That is if you haven't killed it yet. Move it into the sun because that is what it likes. You can put it in a spot that gets afternoon shade. Yes, they will grow into watermelons as long as you give it water, light, fertilizer, and a lot of care.
The Lawn Lady