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Cantaloupe- a slow grow!

Updated on February 5, 2013

Cantaloupe growing slowly

Beautiful cantalope!  Mine were not this pretty
Beautiful cantalope! Mine were not this pretty | Source
Cantaloupes hiding in the leaves
Cantaloupes hiding in the leaves
watermelon trying to grow up!
watermelon trying to grow up!

All you ever didn't need to know

My goodness, I thought my english was pretty good, the spelling part anyway, however, when I tried to write melon, the one that starts with a C, I realized I need to go back to school. Had to do a search now I can share my experiences with you.

Cantaloupes are fun to grow! They start out tiny, remain that way for several week and then suddenly, you begin to have visions of delicious, orange slices in your dish. And then you wait some more because they are not the fastest growing food in the garden.

You wait and wait and then get a little impatient and decide that one looks big enough and so you cut it off the vine. Wrong thing to do. They are not ripe until they are ripe. Don't even try to remove them from the vine. They do that themselves. Somehow the big orange ball knows when the time is right, the sugar is reaching its peak and- it just detaches itself from the vine. Now your vison of delicious is ready to become a reality.

You have several choices now: eat it with your fingers one slice at a time, serve in a dainty little dish combined with other delectable fruit and/or nuts. Lets look at some recipes.


  • 1 1/2 cup lemon yogurt
  • 2 tablespoonss Honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups Watermelon balls
  • 3 cups Cantaloupe balls
  • 3 cups Strawberries, fresh, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the honey, lemon yogurt and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. fold in the watermelon balls, cantaloupe balls and strawberries. Toss together to coat evenly and serve.


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