Friday, August 16, 2013


I picked our first cantaloupe melon the other day from our raised bed. I had been watching it grow with great excitement since I first discovered the tiny ball hiding under the big leaves. I washed it and put in the fridge to chill, then cut it up later for supper.

The melon was firm but not very sweet. So I think next time I will pick it and then let it sit on the counter inside for a day before we eat it.

We've got about a dozen more in various stages of growth. If we can just keep the bed watered and the bugs away, then we might be able to enjoy a few more.

I had to have patience to wait until the stripes were yellow to pick it.

Here's our first melon, still green on the vine.

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