The watermelon harvest happened nearly 5,000 years ago.

           The Watermelon (Citrullus
lanatus) fruit is originated from Kalahari Desert of Africa. It is consider as
a type of  melon, although it is not a
genus Cucumis. But it came from the family of Cucurbitaceae, a gourd family of
flowering plants belonging to the order Cucurbitales and containing 98 genera
and about 975 species of food and ornamental plants. Watermelon can part of the
cucumber and squash family. A watermelon has a sophisticated exterior rind and
has a juicy cherished interior flesh. And the first watermelon harvest happened
nearly 5,000 years ago. The watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) needs an elongated
growing season for at least 80 days. It is mostly the watery fruit. It contains
about 92% of water and 6% of sugar, but this refreshing fruit is drench and
full with nutrients. And each of its fleshy bites has a meaningful level of
vitamins. Also the watermelon contains a lot of Lycopene, antioxidants and
amino acids. It also contains an average amount of potassium. Watermelon is a
healthy fruit. Watermelon is delicious low-calorie food with many benefits to our
health. The watermelon can helps us to keep hydrated.

           It is
originated from the species of Nightshade plant like potato, chili and peppers.
The tomatoes are originally come from Peru. It was first civilized by Aztecs
and Incas as early 700 AD. The tomato is edible, red fruit plants that belongs
to the family of Solanaceae, also known as nightshade and a family of flowering
plants belonging to the order of Solanales and containing 90 genera and nearly
have 3,000 species. Tomatoes are easy to grow and also a popular crop in some
other country. The day of maturity for a tomato ranges from 50 to 90 days. A
standard-size of tomato takes until 20 to 30 days from blossom set until it
reach the full-sized of  it, commonly
called ” mature green”.  A tomato grows
like a herbs. The Americans conclude that they obtain more vitamins from this
vegetable plant than from any other vegetable. For this current day the
production of tomato in the United State came with capitalized of the botanist
named Alexander W. Livingston. Alexander Livingston developed the Paragon Tomato
in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  The tomato juice
is the official drink of Ohio. When the tomato was introduced in Europe in the
year of 15th century, the French called it “apple of love”. Despite
being a fruit, tomato is generally classified as vegetable. Tomato is also a
great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and also vitamin K. They are
usually matured when they turned red, but sometimes it comes in a variety of
colors, including yellow, orange and green. There are many varieties of
tomatoes, with distinguishable shapes and flavor. A tomato contain 95% of water
and the other is 5% consist of carbohydrates and fiber. Tomatoes can boosts
immunity and can help to prevent cancer.

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            We know that the watermelon
contains more lycopene than from a fresh tomato. And all of that have a health
benefits that good for us. For our research we used watermelon (Citrullus
lanatus) extract as fertilizer to the tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) plant.
But first, we will undergo to the process of extraction to get the enough
amount of the extract that we need. The extract will be generate from Citrullus
lanatus through squeezing and via draining. And when its done, we will put the
extract to the other container and add some water. By making it as a fertilizer
to the Solanum lycopersicum plant, we will observe it if the  Citrullus lanatus extract is effective to use
as a fertilizer.