There are now only two weeks until Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer. Yes, the weather forecasters on the local news have said that the warm weather will continue into the fall, here in Southeastern Pennsylvania. And because of that I expect the tomato plants will produce a little longer into the season. (I hope not too long, or trick or treaters might be getting tomatoes instead of apples!)
It’s always sad to say goodbye to the plants I tended so carefully for months. I’m sure the squirrels who had their way with our corn stalks will also be sorry to say farewell to that source of food. (And the tomatoes, as well.) It’s been a hot and dry summer so far and the little furry friends need sustenance, too!
This was a year of planting firsts. We opted to go with some interesting melon plants, although I have never had any great luck with them. But I had some seeds that were given to me and wanted to try them.
The first type were the Minnesota Midget Muskmelon/Cantaloupe. We put these into a large pot and they started off great. But then the intense heat hit and they stopped producing. We were able to get a few to eat and they were pretty tasty. They are small melons, only about 4 inches across. Although the Botanical Interests seed packet says they are perfect for containers, I think they would do better in the ground.
There are two other melons that I’ll write about but their stories can wait until another day. One is the Charentais, an Heirloom, and the other is the Canary Tweety Melon. Stay tuned.
Enjoy your day!