Square Watermelon Brings New Dimension to Home Garden

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Backyard gardener grew his own square watermelon and writes to show others how to bring fun and curiosity to the home garden growing their own.

This amateur gardener shows how one can bring intrigue and entertainment to the home garden in a new book about how to grow square watermelons. Maurice Chin's interest in this odd fruit began two years ago when he learned that Japanese farmers have perfected the process and were already growing them commercially.

What he first thought was going to be a fun garden project turned out to be a personal quest to find the formula to produce his own square watermelon.

Useful "how to" information was hard to find, but he experimented and persisted until he finally discovered a way to train naturally round watermelons to become square. His book, "Grow Your Own Square Watermelon", documents the process he used to successfully produce his prize fruit.

What he learned from his experience is that those who know how to grow square watermelon commercially aren't about to reveal this knowledge, yet, there is so much fun to be had in growing this odd fruit in a home garden. For instance, he recalls, “When I told them I planted watermelon last summer I hardly got a response. When I mentioned I harvested a square watermelon, I couldn’t shut them up for the barrage of curious questions…”

The backyard gardener’s goal is to see his own search for garden entertainment spread to others and he promotes this approach on the book's web site at MySquareWatermelon.com/book1 .

The book shows the process step by step. Readers learn to choose the correct watermelon type, determine the optimum square size, and what to do with the peculiar fruit once they have grown it.

It is not the first time that Maurice Chin took on an unusual plant challenge. "I spent time on my parent's farm and love dabbling with plants," he says. "On one occasion I seeded a coconut and grew the large plant in my small apartment in Montreal, Canada. It was the source for many off-the-wall conversations. “

"Grow Your Own Square Watermelon" is available both as a downloadable ebook on the internet and in print.

For further information, visit the web site: http://www.mysquarewatermelon.com/book1

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