View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Most popular today

Long 4-H'er grows 2nd biggest melon

POSTED: October 9, 2017 11:47 a.m.
Photo provided/

Andrew Groover kneels next to his 122 pound Carolina cross watermelon.

View Larger

A Long County 4-H’er took second place in the 2017 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and Georgia Watermelon Association, the contest takes place during the watermelon season and must be weighed in by Aug. 4.

Long County’s Andrew Groover took on the challenge and was able to grow a 122.1 pound Carolina cross. Second place won him $50.

If you are interested in competing next year, you may refer to the Watermelon Growing Contest website for growing tips or contact George Boyhan, the Extension specialist for growing tips at gboyhan@uga.edu or 912-681-5639.

For more information about Long County 4-H, contact Savannah Carter, Extension educator at scarter4@uga.edu or 912-545-9549.

No comments have been posted. Log in or Register to post a comment.

Login to post a comment

You must be logged in to post comments. Login ›
http://www.coastalcourier.com/ encourages readers to interact with one another. We will not edit your comments, but we reserve the right to delete any inappropriate responses.

To report offensive or inappropriate comments, contact our editor.

The comments below are from readers of http://www.coastalcourier.com/ and do not necessarily represent the views of The Newspaper or Morris Multimedia.

  • Bookmark and Share

 

Please wait ...