What's Blooming Around the LPH?

I'll tell you what's blooming around the Little Pink House - a genetic mutant, that's what. 

Yes, we are so nerdy and sciency around here that in honor of the new X-Men movie we have actually been able to splice genes and come up with our very own plant variety. 

Um...okay, that's not entirely true.  We have nothing to do with X-Men (although that would be so awesome) and we know nothing about splicing genes.  But, we do have a new plant variety growing happily in our garden.  I'm going to go ahead and give props to the bees for this one.  Well done bees.

We have a new melon growing in our square foot garden, a Moppins melon.  That has a nice ring to it; I do love alliteration.  Or, as we have been calling it, a Cucumbelon. 

Yes, our cucumbers and apparently a melon seed that planted itself from our compost heap have become one flesh, literally.  It grows round and has a cucumber's coloration on the inside and outside but a cantaloupe's webbing on the rind.  The flesh tastes like cucumber but the seeds are positioned in the center like in melons.

It's bizarre but pretty cool.  I am thinking that we need to save the seeds to try and plant some Cucumbelons from seed next year...on purpose.  Diva thinks we should sell them on EBay.  My little entrepreneur...

Have you ever had this happen to you?

This is part of Balnacing Beauty & Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday.


  1. That is so neat, you should post a picture. I'd love to see it!

  2. Thanks Ms. Jenica! We've eaten the last few - why I didn't take pictures before we ate them I don't know. I will endeavor to take a picture before we tuck in next time. :)

  3. Have never had that happen but it sounds pretty cool!

  4. It is pretty cool Ms. Yankee. :) My brother thinks that I should design a signature summer drink using the cucumbelon. ;)

  5. very wild. yes, I want to see pics too of course :-) If anyone could create a fabulous new drink with a cucumbelon you could. Now put a patent on that!

  6. We have a baby cucumbelon growing right now and with all of the rain that we got yesterday (YEA!!!!!) I'm sure it's pretty happy. Once it gets to a reasonable size, I will take a picture and unveil it to the world. :)


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