Friday, October 5, 2012

Melon


I grew melons this year.

I still can't believe it. I can't believe it's possible to live in Canada and grow melons. I grew four of them, only the size of a softball but full of melon-y fragrance and taste. The essence of melon-ness.


Next year I'm trying pineapple.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is great.

jeanives said...

back in Junuary it didn't look like an auspicious year for anything let alone melons.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Oooh, how about mangoes!?
Nice melons.
(sounds flirty... tee hee)

Paula said...

Maybe I'm just ridiculously practical....what was the variety? When and where did you start them? How in the heck did you do it?

Miriam said...

Paula, here is a link for you:

http://www.westcoastseeds.ca/productdetail/Vegetable-Seeds/Melons/EarliChamp-Cantaloupe/

It was interesting to reread the description, because I bought the seeds in 2010 and made two previous attempts to grow them. I'm not sure why it worked this year when I could barely even get seedlings before. Of course "work" is relative - I thought from the size of my fruit that they must be a mini variety, but apparently that's not the case!

I started them quite late - it was early June, if I remember right - in the greenhouse. Other than that, I kept them fed and watered.

Kris said...

That looks so good! I think the smaller they are the better they taste anyway. I can't grow them here because I have some darned ole woodchucks. And they LOVE cantaloupe. So I don't grow them because I don't like the ugly little buggars.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I totally hear you...isn't it astounding that we can grow anything tropical in BC.

The Okanagan actually produces lots of melons, watermelons, and other heat loving fruits, and veggies...

I still can't get over seeing peaches on trees here.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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