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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Jun 22, 2014 4:24 PM CST
please tell me what this is..in my flower bed because it came up and is taking over
in a huge long vine..healthy with fruit coming on it..
If it is cantaloupe what do I do to take care of it till the cantaloupes are ready
in 16 weeks or when?

Do I need to have mulch under the tiny fruit as they grow to keep them from getting wet
dirt on the fruit when I water the perennial flowers around this vine and fruit on it?
thanks sheri in alabama
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jun 22, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Yeah, looks like a melon. It won't hurt to get dirt on the fruit but you don't want it sitting on soggy soil so mulch wouldn't be a bad idea. Some people set them on inverted pots.
Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Jun 30, 2014 1:37 PM CST
thanks for your reply!
Listen today I went out and there was this melon or gourd, can anyone tell me what this is...It has been a puzzle for all across the usa..they have said a cucumber
vine, t hen a cantaloupe and now this vine is going up the trellis and this is hanging from the vine off the trellis and more babies on the vine

Do I leave it or pull it all up to die?
I hate to kill anything living..however it is taking over the flower bed
but I can leave it..the rest of the summer..

your thoughts?

sheri
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jun 30, 2014 5:46 PM CST
I guess you will have to let it mature and see what it is. Of course it could be a cross bred between some vining plants.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jun 30, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Could be but it looks just like my baby melons (cantaloupes). If it's in the way just pull it out quickly. Probably be another three weeks to a month before it matures otherwise.

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