Sunday, September 20, 2009
This plant started growing a few months ago in a section of our side yard that had been landscaped in May. I didn't know what it was, but was pretty sure that it was a food crop-- cucumber, pumpkin, hard squash, or maybe just a gourd. It's gotten bigger and put out a lot of flowers. Yesterday I was just thinking about pulling it out today. It didn't seem like any of the flowers were setting. Lo and behold, I discovered that there were two melons-- probably cantaloupes-- growing on it. I had been expecting the flowers closest to the roots to set first. Obviously, I've been looking in the wrong place.