Monday, July 26, 2010

A Loverly Bunch of Cantaloupes

It's funny, when people meet me for the first time in person, or introduce me to someone else, often times they say, "She has the most AMAZING garden!" I admit, I'm really lucky to have some really cool raised beds to perch on whilst I'm doing my gardening thang, BUT if you could see it now, well, all I can say is, "victim of heat."

I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I can't battle the 110+ temps in July. I can't even step foot outside the door to check the weed progress, much less tend and nurture my little planties.  I can't plant cantaloupe, muskmelon and pumpkin seeds even though the planting guide says I can. I just sorta press my nose to my glass back door and sigh and wait until the sizzle stops in about mid Sept.....or at least abates a bit so that I can get the fall garden prepared...

But when we returned from Cali last week, I got the shock of my life, my poor little untended garden had produced a bounty of these babies!
Lesson in persistence and endurance to the end....

Another one!

So I'm just polishing off the first of the cantaloupe and boy howdy, it's wonderful!
I gave the cucumber away.
Cuz I don't have much faith in the taste of cucumbers the size of my whole arm.
Restores my whole faith in summer gardening....
almost.

6 comments:

Kassi Jane said...

that looks yummy!

Joy For Your Journey said...

That does look good!! We have never had success with cantaloupes, and what is worse, we just got back from CO to find pretty much everything in our garden fried. So sad. It had been doing so well.

Mo said...

That looks wonderful Marilyn! I have all but abandoned my garden too. I just can't bear the heat being outside and it looks so awful out there. Roll on Fall! :)

Patrice said...

Now I've got that terrible song stuck in my head!

Way to go on the cantaloupes!

Amy said...

Mom, you are so CUTE! I love that pose with the prize canteloupe. And your post title was cute.
And your use of the word "planties" made me giggle. :)

You do have the most amazing garden, Mama! Amazing garden from an amazing lady!

Connie said...

Those cantaloupes look big and delicious! That cucumber looks big enough to feed a couple of families!

110 degrees? Way too hot for man or beast but not for cantaloupes!