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"How's Your Melons Doin'?"

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by digitS', Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Jul 30, 2015
    curly_kate

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    MN midgets have always been pretty reliable for me. Right now, I'm looking at lots of melons, but no ripe ones. They need to hurry up and get on with it already!
     
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  2. Sep 10, 2015
    digitS'

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    I'm eating a melon from a volunteer vine, this morning. It's good!

    They are obviously offspring of the Alvaro Charentais hybrid I grew in 2014. I'm not gonna get too excited about them. The catalog outfits talk about there early ripening. That's so. From plants set out in the spring in '14, I had melons the 24th of August, or thereabouts. These volunteers aren't too late.

    They seem exactly like the Alvaro, small, without very much of that charentais flavor.

    It has been a very good melon season. There are still a couple Goddess cantaloupe out there :).

    Steve
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2015
    so lucky

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    I didn't try to grow cantaloupe this year. As a matter fact, although I bough a lot of watermelons this summer, I didn't buy a single cantaloupe. I don't know why, because I love cantaloupe.:\
     
  4. Sep 10, 2015
    thistlebloom

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    I have melons that I didn't really expect. Not ripe of course, but I didn't even figure they'd set fruit. They aren't volunteers, (Steve, you big show off!).
    If they do ripen my head will get all puffed up and there will be no living with me. Then I'll be dangerously close to thinking I really can grow melons....
     
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  5. Sep 10, 2015
    majorcatfish

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    does this count?????????
    23lbs crimson sweet
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    and no thumb on this scale..... before anybody says anything.....:plbb
     
  6. Sep 10, 2015
    ninnymary

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    Show off. Back to you. :plbb

    Mary
     
  7. Sep 10, 2015
    majorcatfish

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    saved by the bell the radar is showing red coming this way, which means rain so ran out there to save our last 2 melons don't think the 2 others will make it to the ripe stage.... dang going to miss eating those sweet jewels, definitely a do over...
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  8. Sep 11, 2015
    Lavender2

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    ... the suspense is kill'n me here ... nights are really cooling down.

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    I may not be the only one waiting ... two days ago, on the other side of the yard ... :tongue
    The fishing line hasn't failed me yet, but I feel like I should make some melon cages!

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  9. Sep 11, 2015
    thistlebloom

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    BAD DEER! Shoo! Get!
    I hear that background music that means the bad guys are gaining Lavender!
    You better get a cage on those babies quick and save the day. Then drape them with frost cloth....
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2015
    majorcatfish

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    yup cage those jewels........ would keep an eye on that fawn it looks like the ring leader....

    on the way home this afternoon dw and i stopped at the local grocery store to pick up some t-bones, they had cantaloupe 2 for $4 those were the downright nastiest things , bruised ,rotting. once you found one that was nice they had a gorgeous shade of yellow but no aromia to them at all. we passed since we still have 3 in the fridge......
     

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