For weeks, I’ve been waiting for a female flower to open on the melon plants. Perhaps they did but I simply missed them… However, whilst doing the morning watering just now, at last I saw a healthy looking ovary with an open flower!
I quickly found a paintbrush to transfer some pollen from a few male flowers to the budding melon – I can’t rely on an insect helping me because of the plants being indoors – and now it’s back to nature to do it’s stuff.
Melon is my daughter’s favourite food, so I’m particularly keen for this to be a success. We often have discussions about how I grow what I like…. although I think she does eat most of our garden produce. Well, bits of!