Sunday, September 7, 2008

And Finally We Have Ripe Cantaloupe!

I feel like I've been waiting an eternity for these suckers. They just didn't seem to want to ripen. Wondering when to pick cantaloupes? Like most produce, you have to wait until you slightly tug and the just pop off on their own. I learned that the hard way...my first cantaloupe pick of the year wound up in the compost bin because I picked it too soon.


Look at how beautifully golden orange they are. I saved way more of those seeds than I'll ever need.


I've been eating an entire cantaloupe at each sitting. They're so perfectly sweet and juicy. Mmmm. They were super easy to grow. I think I paid a dollar and change for three plants at Home Depot. They spread out like crazy...definitely going to use trellises next year.

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