Mystery Melon Theatre – The Final Chapter

Okay, so I know you’ve been dying to find out what my mystery plant turned out to be. Yep, it’s a cantaloupe. Or rock melon as A-Mum would say. After weeks of examination, observance and obsession – I have/had a cantaloupe plant. The fruits of my unintended labor are pictured above.

I must say though it was a bit of a disappointment. It looks pretty good in the picture but on the taste meter, not so much. It was quite juicy and smelled great but the flavor and particularly the sweetness just wasn’t really there. Roomie and I split it. I gave one to Zelda and took one to work.

I finally chopped it down and pulled it’s gnarly roots the other day. It is no more. It was threatening to take over the garden on a regular basis and my tomatoes and peppers were getting pretty jealous. They all threatened to revolt. Since I like tomatoes and peppers much more than cantaloupe, I made the hard choice.

I am still not completely convinced that it wasn’t some alien seed planted whilst I slept. Especially since it seemed to be humming a tune which I didn’t recognize and seemed to hover on hot summer days and follow me with its gaze whenever I walked by. The tendrils too, always seemed to reach out toward me and I had dreams of being entangled in them while gasping my last breath. Definitely a hybrid of the Triffod family.

And so that ends the experiment in spontaneous gardening and mystery plants. Who knows what will pop up come Fall or Spring?


10 thoughts on “Mystery Melon Theatre – The Final Chapter

  1. Phew! We can all stop holding our breaths. I’ll alert the media. At least you now have the pride of knowing you can grow large fruits. You know, unintentionally.

    Bless you DT, you always make me laugh. πŸ™‚


  2. I love good cantaloupe. But I have seen far more bad and so-so cantaloupe than good, in my lifetime.

    Hey Fuzzy!
    I know what you mean – but man when you do come across a good one – there ain’t nothing finer.


  3. I say keep the tomatoes and peppers happy at all costs!

    You know, I might sound like I was kidding but actually I am positive the tomatoes and peppers are very relieved that the giant alien melon plant has left our garden patch. I swear I can hear a collective sigh when I go out there.


  4. Well it LOOKS quite yummy, too bad it wasnt.
    And I say yes, keep the ‘maters and peppers happy .. them some good vittles there!

    Yep, the maters and peppers been berry berry good to me. πŸ˜‰


  5. Hi WC,

    That’s exactly what I would expect anyone who fell asleep near the mystery plant to say. You will, I hope, understand if I scrutinize your posts and comments a bit more than usual in the near future?

    the Grit

    LOL Grit,
    Sure I guess I’ll understand, but I’m not sure I know what I said that brought you to that conclusion. πŸ˜‰


  6. Aw, i was hoping it’d’ve grown jagged teeth and have bulgy, runny eyes or something. We could have named it Steve and trained it to do our wicked bidding!

    LOL – Steve. Did you ever see the movie Multiplicity? About the guy who cloned himself 6 times – the last one was mentally challenged and called everybody Steve and always wanted pizza. Hilarioius.


  7. mmmmmmm rockmelon. YUMMO! What a find hey??!
    Cheers, Kelly

    Yeah it was kind of cool. Although, I think I need to read up on melons, they aren’t a fruit I really know much about groiwing. Also, man do they need room. Almost took over the yard. πŸ˜‰


  8. that’s cool though, at least it wasn’t a demonic pumpkin, throbbing and growing to go on a crazy massacre on halloween… right?

    Yeah, true. Although that sounds kind of fun. πŸ˜‰


  9. well, it totally looks amazing πŸ™‚ alas, i have no mysteries in my garden but tons of yummyness just the same …

    Hey Daisies,
    Gardens are the best, whether there are mysteries or not. πŸ˜‰


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