Wednesday, July 9, 2008

first melon rounding home and it's a winner!

check out this baby. she weighed in at a whopping 7lbs. i kid you not, huge.

i know some folks who have delivered babies smaller than this va va va voom hot mama melon.

i could wait no longer. she was just too beautiful to leave on the vine any longer. thank the gods i've got gobs more growing along. truly, there must be at least 7 or 8 more cooking between the two vines on plot. i'll be sure to save some seeds from this round, i've never had a melon perform so well.

i'm now drinking a small part of her in a smoothie. tre' tre' super yumme.' the flavor is mellow and warm - not too sweet. i'll make effort to leave the others on the vine longer. that may not prove too difficult, these babies are clearly worth the wait. and besides, i won't be polishing this one off in one day- 7 freakin' pounds woh!

i may not have hit a home run with tomatoes this year but it looks like the melons may come in to save the day. what a gift - thank you garden gods.

now the wait for the h20 melons. patience, patience, patience hippychick.

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