9.17.2007

little cutie

Look at how cute this is...



Baby French (Charentais) canteloupes that are finally ripening in my garden! I got a late start with the seeds I bought from Seeds of Change this spring so wasn't hopeful that I'd see any fruit. And this may be all I get since we had frost last night. They're the size of a baseball but look just like their larger cousins inside.



And they're really fragrant and sweet.



I'll definitely try these again next year, but I'm starting them much earlier!

13 comments:

Lynda said...

So pretty on the blue plate, too!

Jane-Jane said...

beautiful! my mouth is watering and VERY jealous!

Do you start your seeds indoors, or did you put them straight into the ground? there are MANY seeds that do much better by planting them indoors first. (a cardboard egg carton with peet, seeds, moistened and in a ziplock baggy on top of the fridge will work beautifully!)

janet said...

I did start them inside in a sunny window but not quite early enough. We have a pretty short growing season here so I should know better :)

Junie Moon said...

How beautiful and tasty they look. It's so wonderful that you grew them yourself.

basteldren said...

Wow, those look particularly tasty.

I might have to invest in some seeds. I love cantaloupe, and those are the perfect size!

Jane-Jane said...

janet...I remember the short season from when I grew up in NE Ohio... my mom gets jealous when I am working in my flower beds in February in SC!
Our season here in SC is funky...it gets so hot that the plants burn up before the harvest is ripe, even with watering.
Oh to be in the tropics where things grow fast and furious!

Karen Ross Smith said...

I just found your blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Hi Janet,

Those look delish! And lovely on that cobalt blue dish.

By the way...we sold all of your tissue cozies at T-Party!

Warm regards,
Susan

Corvus said...

Those look intoxicatingly yummy. I'll have to see if I can find them anywhere.

Fatima said...

thank you very much for your stitch school... and i love your blog, too..

Cece Marie said...

Yummy! Homegrown is the best isn't it!
Hey, I just wanted to mention that we just moved and I finally have the right spot I had been wanting for the pillow and sachet I purchased from you and they look so great! Love them! When the rest of my family room is presentable I will take a picture of them for my blog. I make pillows out of vintage textiles myself but I'm always wanting the ones you make instead! Well, I'll be back again for more in the future for sure. :) Cece

weirdbunny said...

We grew some of those in the polytunnel last year. How wonderful to have the weather to just be able to grow them in the garden though !

Candice said...

These look delicious!!