Here's our first cantaloupe. rather ridgy, but decidedly a cantaloupe.
We actually have another cantaloupe in the fridge, probably to be eaten tomorrow. It had been hiding back in the back corner of the garden bed, underneath cantaloupe and squash leaves. I think it was the fact that it had started turning yellow was what finally let us see it.
And then there is our squash/pumpkin. We think this was supposed to get a good bit bigger, but it had stopped growing, so we finally picked it (a few days after this photo was taken - it was even darker orange and the bottom wasn't yellow anymore).
Unfortunately, it also was a bit under-ripe. The flavor was good, but it was very dry. D had wrapped it in foil with butter, cardamon, allspice and thyme. A thought that it tasted like sweet potatoes and was tasty, but dry. D thought it reminded him of the white sweet potatoes (boniatos) that we had in Puerto Rico. And M thought it was like a potato - yucky. I wasn't quite sure what it reminded me of. I wish I knew how to tell when it is ripe.