Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cantaloupe on compost pile

Cantaloupe growing on my compost pile from seeds that got deposited months ago. The plants cover 3-4 square meters so are almost out to the driveway. With all this rain we've been having the ones sitting on dirt have been having a problem with "belly rot" while the ones on sand stay drier. I looked on the Internet and supporting them on egg cartons was suggested so I've done that with a few. Already ate 1/2 of one last week and was just as good as you'd buy in the store. Next to plant some seeds I brought down from up north.

Largest about 8" on sand

Smaller but looks more like a Cantalope
Sitting on egg carton


John Calypso said...

Volunteers - nothing better ;-) We left for a couple of months and came back to hundreds of chayote plants ready to harvest - fed the entire neighborhood .

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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