BUT I have to blog about my melon....so here goes in html mode...
I KNOW Its a LOT of chatter and limelight for just an old melon...but ITS MY FIRST so I have to bragg and share. I picked it today, it weighed in at 5 lbs!!!
I hope its ripe, I didnt really know how to tell, but I was getting scared since its turned really hot, I dont want it to get over exposed! I have had pumpkins not make it through August due to the heat, they will literally cook, then rot n die...
I will save these seeds because they must be very hardy since they came up on their own from the compost pile and grew a melon to this size, there were 3 melons originally this one took off the other 2 shriveled up and died right away.
...and my tomatoes kinda went nutz they are outgrowing the pots...I get about one per day off them..one is a cherry the other is also a small pear shaped tomato..
Believe it or not last fall I collected some seed pods from the pitcher plants that grow in Goodale State Park, near me...and I put the seeds in some seed starter and made this little terrarium from an empty Fast Food container I got out of the trash! I cut a small slit in the top for ventilation and ITS been in there since last October, and the little pitchers are actually growing! IF these do actually get large enough to transplant that will be amazing...I never thought they would sprout, it did take about 16 weeks for them to sprout!!
IM still working on the DIY home project that helps me to stay in shape...Flossie stays in shape doing YOGA!
She calls this one Upward Facing Dog!!