What are the pros? Tasty
What are the cons? Splits
I'd never grown melons before. I was excited about my 2 melons I was growing last year. One summer afternoon, I was working in the garden on a rare super rainy day. Eaten alive by mosquitoes, drenched to the core, I finished weeding and went over to my plants to examine my developing melons. Oh cruel world! The 1.5 inches of rain we had gotten all morning caused the biggest one to split (actually, several ended up splitting on me throughout the summer). I said to heck with it. I'm hot, nasty, hungry, and parched. Let's just taste the stupid thing before it rots
Delicious! No regrets. I wouldn't rate it miles ahead of a store-bought one during peak season, but it was dang tasty. The store-bought ones are sweeter during peak season than this ended up being, but this was certainly more complex and aromatic. From 3 plants I got 8 or 9 fruits. Would have had more, but pests and mildew started getting them later in the summer. Plan to grow again, though I may try others.
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