8.19.2009

Strange Fruit

I thought it may have been an out of control weed growing behind the compost bin...

Then upon closer inspection, I saw this mystery plant was growing out of the compost bin!

It's strong curling vines had already made great advancement climbing along the fence. Seemingly overnight!

Would you guess it is a cantaloupe plant? Propagated from a discarded cantaloupe seed. I'm eagerly monitoring the fruits progress. Fingers crossed something delicious will come of it!

5 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh!
what a wonderous plant!

i am so glad you discovered it!

Kingfisher Farm said...

Cool!! Keep an eye out because les ecureils ( squirrels ) love melon, and so do bugs, bunny and deer! If it turns up missing you'll know why!! Pam

Katie Grace said...

That's wonderful! I hope they end up growing to full size. I planted watermelon this year and I'm pleased with them so far. What a treat it will be if they turn out. There's nothing quite like a really sweet melon!

Peng Peng said...

Fingers crossed we get something edible!! :O)

Inge Vivianne Galli said...

Don't eat anything till ya know it's edible for sure! if your not, better find your self a pre-taster (someone you don't like that is :-)