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My watermelons must've been closer to ripe than I thought. : (

Posted by christie_sw_mo Z6 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 17, 09 at 7:13

I checked my garden Sunday evening and something had stolen two of my Blacktail Mountains and one of my little Sakata's Sweet. : ( They were completely gone except for one little chunk of peel from the SS. I found another melon (Orangeglow) that was detatched from the vine and brought it in. Only the very middle was edible and even that tasted like it wasn't ripe yet. What a waste!
I wish I had hydrated lime or cayenne pepper to try. I went back to the house to search and found Taco Bell Fire sauce and white pepper. lol Hope that doesn't make them taste even better. I didn't have anything else. When it gets light enough, I'll go look to see if they're still there.


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RE: My watermelons must've been closer to ripe than I thought. :

christie, I feel your pain and anger! I have hydrated lime in the barn and will spread some today.

What an aggravation. I can't imagine the entire melon being gone. What could do that except a two legged varmint?


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RE: My watermelons must've been closer to ripe than I thought. :

The Blacktail Mountains were small, about the size of an average canteloupe (not as big as the Athena Canteloupes that have been at the grocery store lately) so maybe a raccoon or something could carry them off, I don't know. I don't think it was a person, unless they knew how to tell when they're ripe. The Orangeglows are bigger and I think they would've taken those instead.

Nothing more disappeared overnight. Yay!


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RE: My watermelons must've been closer to ripe than I thought. :

I also think it unusual that the whole melon was gone.


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RE: My watermelons must've been closer to ripe than I thought. :

I checked mine first thing yesterday morning; so far, they are safe and no more rotten ones.

Something is still eating the ripe tomatoes though.


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