The whole growing season being basically cool and wet this year in spite of a couple of short heat spells, the two crops we have despaired of seeing mature were the corn and the melons. We have been going out to the garden and checking both about twice a day. And last night we had our first meal of corn. Okay, it was a little underripe and the kernels a bit small, but it was CORN.
And this morning we found a ripe melon. This one is a green fleshed canteloupe called Diplomat. We've grown a similar one called Passport for years but this one was supposed to be earlier. So we grew both to test that. And Diplomat won. Passport has nice big melons on the vines but they aren't ripe yet. Oh, life is good.