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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:08 PM

Picked one of each variety from my garden tonight.  Gonna get em chilled, then feast!   Not a ton of them, but what I have are nice.

 

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:14 PM

We have tried several times, haven't had any luck getting them to grow here. Wanna trade for tomatoes and kale?


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Usually I don't have much luck with them either, but last year & this year they've done ok.  I've found the best thing you can do is do a good job preventing weeds.  This year, once I got the plants up good, late of an evening while cool, I tucked all of the plants/vines under a large plastic pail, then sprayed the ground with herbicide, removing the pail an hour or so later..  After that I totally left them alone.  


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Daniel, Those look delicious but that one in the centre is an odd looking melon!! 


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Daniel, Those look delicious but that one in the centre is an odd looking melon!! 

That must be one of them Canomelons :rolling:


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Daniel, Those look delicious but that one in the centre is an odd looking melon!! 

 

They are hard to keep on the vine too!  I call that drink a "green one", and they do go well with the watermelons.


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 08:05 PM

Can't beat a melon for the hot days. They look like some good eating.



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 09:45 PM

The kids would go nuts over them melons, probably wouldn't last longer then an hour. Enjoy them, they look great.



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 09:51 PM

I hope you have a few of those left in 2 weeks, it will be great to have some fresh melon at plow days. :thumbs:


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 10:10 PM

They make me sleep in the bath tub!



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Posted September 08, 2013 - 01:03 AM

Those are beauties, Daniel, what varieties are they? We have had good luck with Vista, but have never had one over about 15 lbs.



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Posted September 08, 2013 - 02:11 PM

The long type is "Charleston Gray", the rounder one is "Crimson Sweet".  Cut the Charleston today........awe man, so dang good!!!!!

 If I have more at plow day, I'll bring them.  If not, and it's still kinda warm, I'll go buy some.


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 02:28 PM

  If not, and it's still kinda warm, I'll go buy some.

 

You don't need to buy any, there not as good as when they come from the ground your standing on. :D






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