Look, Mom, look at my cantaloupe! I grew it all by myself! Aren’t you proud?
Yes, I do feel like a little kid with this garden, showing it off to the handful of readers who’ve stuck with this blog. I get giddy, but darn it, this has been fun. And I now frequently get asked, “How’s your garden?” And, of course, I smile and begin to tell them how great it is.
This cantaloupe is very tasty. Have I had better cantaloupe? Honestly, yes. Have I had fresher cantaloupe? Never. Have I had more satisfying cantaloupe? Not on your life.
The recent rains did a number on one of my watermelons, causing it to burst open while still on the vine. The ants have enjoyed it immensely, however.