In the photo at left is our entire melon harvest this year.
I had never grown melon before this year, and just gave it a whirl because some free starts were available from our Sugar Creek greenhouse class.
The plants did pretty well for a while, growing in the shade of a bean trellis. Eventually, they got hit with squash beetles, powdery mildew, and drought, and they just never really seemed to thrive.
In the end, these two little peach-sized melons were all we had to show for our attempts at melon-growing this year.
The variety is "Tigger"--an Armenian heirloom that the seed catalog says can weigh up to a pound--not ours!
Obviously, we welcome tips from you, dear reader, on getting a coaxing a bit more bountiful harvest from melon plants next time around!