Sunday, July 13, 2014

Garden surprise

Remember that tomato that showed up in a potted plant?  Well, we have a similar situation in the garden right now.

Before I write about the surprise vines, I have to brag a bit about the garden. 


It’s looking good this year.  Of course, it helps that we have had timely rains and Dan had just rototilled.  And, I had cleaned out the okra rows and added mulch to the….

Watermelon and Cantaloupe! 

It happens where the watermelon and cantaloupe came up, I had dumped recycle stuff from the kitchen, obviously including watermelon and cantaloupe seeds.  For a long time, we didn’t know what they were.  Until this:


I look every day to find more and to check on these.  Looking forward to some vine ripened goodness later this summer.


Pablo said...

That's pretty much how we grew cantaloupe one year. I had set the seeds our for the birds (who were not interested) and then this vine started growing. I think we got two tasty melons from that surprise.

Linda said...

Only two? I need to read how to tend to melon vines. I suspect I should remove about half the blooms for better production. (There are a bunch of blooms) My Mom grew beautiful cantalope, but I never ask her how she did it.