Growing in the Ozarks!
Here is a picture for you Nancy,
OMG, look at that melon, mine have a couple of flowers but aren't doing very well, what can I fertilize with to give them a boost. I have mine planted in the hottest bed I have but after giving it some thought the soil in this bed is tired, needs a rest. I still have a couple of seeds so I'll plant them in a better soil next year.
When you cut into that beauty would love to see a pic of a slice, darn it now I have to wipe the drool off my keyboard again.
I am super excited to see your picture! My family settled a farm in what is now the Notre-Dame-de-Grace area of Montreal and were famous for their melons. I once had seeds but the bunnies ate the young plants. Could you possible send me a couple of seeds when the season is finished? I would LOVE to give it a try. If they could grow in Montreal they surely stand a chance in southern ONtario!
WANTED: wanted Montreal Melon seeds
Montreal melon seeds
What are your best varieties this year so far?
I am keeping my fingers crossed that the varmint that is eating the tomatoes and tried to get the Moon and Stars will let this alone. I am going out later today and sprinkle sevin on some of the melons and see if that will deter whatever it is! That shouldn't harm any bees since the bloom is gone.
Annette, I feed nothing other than what breaks down from the mulch which is old alfalfa hay. I think you can't beat organic stuff like old rotted manure or compost. Of course, we live on a farm so I have lots of that available.
If I get some to maturity, I will certainly save seeds and will let you all know.