I harvested my first cantaloupe today.
I ordered heirloom cantaloupe seeds from a specialty supplier. They promised a delicious, sweet, fragrant fruit of superior quality.
I started the seedlings in a flat growing tray. I used sterile, fertile soil made that was formulated especially for starting seeds. I tended them carefully, making sure they got optimal sun during the day and were sheltered from cold weather at night. When the seedlings were well-established, I transferred them to a nice, sunny spot in the garden. I faithfully watered them every day. I fertilized them occasionally, too.
I don't know why I was so surprised when the vines first grew pretty yellow flowers, and then I noticed little cantaloupes growing! I was so excited!