melons everywhere!

 

here it is, my very first cantaloupe of the season

So my melon plants are turning out to be the big surprise success of the season.  They are truly a surprise since I didn’t plant any of them – they all came up from seed.  I have 2 plants in seperate parts of the garden that I let go when I saw them pop up, and they are flourishing.  One is a cantaloupe, and I’m not sure what variety the other is.  I should be finding out very soon since there are at least 4 big melons on it right now.  The cantaloupe has about the same, and I’ve already picked 2.  

i ate the melon this week...didn't turn out to be as sweet as I hoped, but still tasty.

 I wrote earlier in the season about how there was a vicious clawed creature going into my garden and ripping the baby melons from the plants (the horror!).  Turns out the mystery animal stealing my melons was none other than our dog Kenji.  Joey caught him red-handed over the weekend with 2 melons, and just yesterday I left him alone for 5 minutes and came back to find a baby melon still attached to the vine in the middle of the yard.  He is on a close watch now. 

Kenji, the vicious melon eating dog

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