Friday, August 11, 2017

Once in a Melon...


One of the many wonderful things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit, especially melons.  And for once... we have cantaloupes growing in our garden!


It isn't for lack of trying...  for some reason, our efforts failed ~ either the vines had some kind of mildew on their leaves and died or the vines just never produced fruit.  I have no idea what we did differently this year but it worked!  Hooray!

I spy at least three more growing in the garden along with a watermelon!  The watermelon is growing bigger and bigger and bigger but it's not ready yet.  I'm counting the days!

How is your garden growing this August?

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Beverly
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12 comments:

  1. Hi Gina!

    Yum...I love melon! I've tried and tried to grow it here in Idaho, but I think I have to much shade, and maybe the growing season isn't quite long enough. I think it's awesome that you are also growing watermelon!!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, we have a lot of shade here too but there is a 16 ft by 32 ft spot where there is lots of sun and that is where we planted our garden. I'll have to take some pictures of them growing on the vines. So exciting!

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  2. Being a country girl most of my life, nothing better than a good watermelon. We used to bust and eat them right out of the field. My neighbor has been shairng theirs with me all summer. Some good and others not so.

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    1. LV, I have read how to thump them and tell if they are just right but I'm really bad at it. It is hit or miss for me.

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  3. Nothing is as tasty as food you grow yourself. I get to enjoy that at Grimmwood. My daddy grew watermelons for many years and I ate so many that I am just not much of a fan of them anymore...but cantaloupes, I could eat all day.

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    1. Oh, Arlene. I don't think I could ever eat too much watermelon! Or cantaloupe. I would surely share with you if you live nearby.

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  4. It is so fun to just go out to the garden and pick your goodies, so glad it worked for you this year. Here is my post I did on my garden this year.
    http://conniescraftycreations.blogspot.com/2017/08/all-aboard.html

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    1. Connie, I love harvesting food from the garden. It is so satisfying to do so. I will hope on over and check out your post!!

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  5. congrats! I have never tried growing cantaloupes. Just really didn't think our growing season would be long enough. Sure do love them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Me too, Jann. Perhaps we will try growing Honeydew next year. YUM!

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