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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:56 pm

My cantaloupe have done real well this year, only had 4 hills, and have been getting enough for us and neighbors for a week or two. Birds, as well as other critters have been working on tomatoes as they ripen, but now they have figured out the cantaloupe are good also. I threw away one that had about a third missing, and of the 8 I picked 4 had some damage from something, birds I think, or maybe raccoons.
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Re: cantaloupe

Postby DanR » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:58 am

Coons for sure. The only way I have found to deal with this is to pick them a week before they are really ripe. Put them in a cool dark place and they will ripen just fine. I have never known a coon to eat one that wasn't almost over ripe.
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Re: cantaloupe

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 am

DanR wrote:...... I have never known a coon to eat one that wasn't almost over ripe.
Maybe I need to wear a Lone Ranger mask around my eyes like a raccoon's face, because that is the way I like them too. :lol:
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Re: cantaloupe

Postby Virginia Mike » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:14 pm

coyotes are a pest in a growing area near here. So much the county has a bounty on them.
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Re: cantaloupe

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:35 pm

Coyotes are getting to be a pest here too. Most farmers in the area will take a shot at them if the occasion arises, but if there were a bounty I would get a lot more aggressive about it.
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Re: cantaloupe

Postby Eugene » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:05 am

Muskmelons rotted on the vine. Yesterday harvested two honeydew type melons. No damage. Red and yellow watermelons still appear to still be in good condition.

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