Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I Could Kick Myself!

I have had a volunteer vine in my garden that I even made a netting for it to climb. I wasn't sure if it was a cucumber, a squash, or a melon. I'd been checking it for fruit but never saw a one. It had loads of flowers, but never seemed to set fruit. Today I decided that is was time to take it out so that the zucchini next to it would have more space. I cut down the netting and dragged the plant to the compost bin. As I cut it out of the netting ...ACK! There was its fruit! In fact there were three of them of various sizes and they looked like melons!

How stupid could I be! I suppose if it hadn't been a volunteer I would have pampered it more after all I have some pepper plants that haven't set any fruit yet either.

I did manage to get quite a harvest of tomatoes today and plan to make more sauce.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I’m so sorry about your volunteer melon. Sometimes things like that happen, usually when we loose the patience.
Today I was harvesting tomatoes and instead of cutting only one that was red, I cut the whole branch with 4 other tomatoes that were still green. Well, they are in a compost bin, like your melon plant.

Marcia said...

I keep wondering why I didn't look more carefully. Oh, well. Live and learn!

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