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Watermelon growing in watermelon patch
A watermelon grows in a basin dug into a North Texas garden plot. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Pumpkin seed packets
The arrival of July marks the beginning of planting season for pumpkins in Texas. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Basin into which pumpkin seed will be planted
The opposite of a mound, a basin 3 feet in diameter was dug in freshly tilled soil for planting pumpkins. The half bucket in the center has holes drilled in it to serve as a water reservoir. Photo by Marshall Hinsley