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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Non-harvest Monday

I picked the volunteer cantaloupe this week because the cooler night temperatures had killed off the vine.  I knew it was still green but was hopeful it may ripen.  Sunday I noticed it seemed to be softening so I cut it in half and tasted it.


Not sweet. It was bitter so it went into the compost bucket.  I won't let any seeds grow in that compost bin next year.




All the green tomatoes I picked several weeks ago have been used except this one.  It seems slow to ripen.  I may have to use it green.

See what others are harvesting in October at Daphne's Dandelions.

5 comments:

HolleyGarden said...

Sorry your cantaloupe was bitter. But I love fried green tomatoes! Such a treat - and especially this late in the season!

Bee Girl said...

Oh man...sorry to hear about that cantaloupe! Bummer! That tomato holds a bit of final promise, though! Enjoy it!

Jenny said...

Sorry to hear about the bitter cantaloupe :(

wilderness said...

Marcia, too bad about the melon. That tomato looks good and healthy. Give it time it will ripen. Some of mine are still very green that I picked quite a while ago.

Mary Hysong said...

Too bad about the melon; maybe because it was still too green? Ah but fried green tomatoes, now that is a treat!

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