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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

We've Got Melons!!

I planted 2 little organic Cantaloupe Ambrosia plants on May 21st. Yesterday I harvested the first 2 melons. They look pretty good to me! I mean, they meet the standard I'd set for a first ever Cantaloupe crop. Good size, no ugly mutations.I've been smelling these 2 melons every day after work. Since I don't really know the proper way to determine if a cantaloupe is ready for picking, I used my mom and best friends technique of checking for the smell of cantaloupe coming through the skin. Yesterday August 20th was the day that I smelled that smell. 3 months it took. Without a doubt this is the best tasting cantaloupe I've ever had. I don't know if it's because it's organic, or because its the Ambrosia variety, or if its because I took such good care of it or because I'm so biased that I can't even tell that this really just tastes like every other grocery store cantaloupe. Whatever the case, I am proud and it is heavenly.


  1. Wow, cantelope seems so exotic. You go on with your bad self!

  2. Wow, they look great. Are you sure you're a new gardener? I don't believe it.

  3. Those are both healthy and delicious looking melons! I am impressed and as long as they taste delicious, I'd say it is the result of your hard work and care.

  4. Of course they taste great -- they came from your own garden! Those are certainly the best kinds...congrats

  5. heather - i did not know that cantaloupe was exotic! i feel extra special now!

    rosemarie - i assure you!

    kate - thanks!

    katie - i will definately grow these again. im in love