I just got home after spending the past two days in New York City with my son and his fiancee. Good times! One highlight was a terrific outdoor farmer's market in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn and I just loved seeing all the yummy fruits and veggies for sale, plus artisan cheeses and meats. Had myself I juicy ripe peach...but I digress. This post is about melons. Or waiting for them.I have never successfully grown a melon. Last year I tried a honeydew variety called Honey Yellow and a watermelon called Blacktail Mountain. I got one honeydew the size of a golfball. It tasted marvelous however, so I tried again this year, plus I added a Korean variety. The watermelon in my hand didn't change size for weeks so I picked it. Yeah. It wasn't ripe.
I've read mixed reviews about their taste and I really hope I like them because for my garden and my climate they are ideal. The plants are hardy and doing great.
Well, I haven't been in my garden since I was away but we got some substantial rain the past two days so things should be growing merrily. I'll have to get down there and see what's cooking as soon as I get back from church. I'm sure the weeds are loving it!