My Friday dating blog got pre-empted by some extremely graceful upchucking from Baby Girl (which I’ll blog about later when there’s time to catch up). Suffice it to say, she’s doing better than we are today and y’all get next Thursday’s post about the garden.
I really need the advice NOW anyway. I’m new at this sort of thing.
In yesterday’s blog, you discovered that this has been a fun, challenging year, filled with new things to learn. (Really, no sarcasm there…) Each lesson has been fun in its own way, though I really don’t love the home repair portion of my new life. Of all the new things in my life, the one thing I never expected to fall in love with was gardening.
I flat out love to garden. I was so madly in love with my zucchini, I had to write about it. I take serious pride in my veggies and my berries bring me joy. (I mean, would you look at that blueberry bush??!)
I’ve got a grape arbor and a fig tree that are producing like wild bunnies.
But I’m banging scratching my head over the melon. I mean, I planted it in late March/early April and it said (very clearly) on the little instruction stick in the pot that I should be able to harvest in 90 days.
We’re at 90 days and I’m looking at this stupid cantaloupe plant lovely little patch of green leaves and yellow flowers and, um…
I’m not seeing any melons. Zilcho.
It’s a well-known fact in my household that patience is really not my strongest virtue. I’d very likely have skipped the whole garden thing if I’d known patience was a required component.
Still, I’m coming up on the three month mark. I’ve been watering diligently… *whining* Shouldn’t I have more melon-y looking things than some leaves, flowers and fuzzy nubs?? Can some of my seasoned gardeners step up and give me some insight so I can stop moping over my melons?
How are your growing efforts coming? For those of you that do your “growing” by buying at the Farmer’s Market, how are things looking this year? Are their stupid cantaloupe ready for you to buy at that market of yours? Impatient, enquiring minds really want to know.
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