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Growing Melons

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:14 pm
by Odsox
I have always had mixed results growing melons here, from no fruit at all to maybe one or two, but this year is different.
This year I planted 3 different varieties and allowed them to wander where they liked underneath my tomatoes. Today I can smell that one is nearly ripe, and rummaging about under the toms I counted 11 in various stages of growth.
Probably the weather has a lot to do with it, but jobbing them in and pretty much ignoring them afterwards may have been just what they wanted.
So, melon for breakfast off and on for the next couple of months.

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:23 pm
by Green Aura
Luck you.

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:52 pm
by Odsox
Luck you?
Is that a polite non swearing way of berating me? :lol:

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:01 pm
by Green Aura
No. I can't grow or eat melon but I love it.

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
by Odsox
It was your "luck you" that I was commenting on.
I wondered if it was your attempt at rhyming slang, or doesn't your keyboard have a "y" key. :lol:

Why can't you eat melons if you love them?

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:49 am
by Green Aura
I obviously can't press y twice. Or proof read.
Melons are too high carb - too much sugar. The only fruit I eat at the moment are fresh or frozen berries - blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries etc.

When I'm sylph-like I'll indulge in melons and bananas ( I miss bananas very much).

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:19 pm
by Odsox
Ah, there's a difference between can't and won't.

Soon after I was diagnosed with diabetes I experimented with my blood glucose meter with various foods.
I quickly found that even small quantities of sucrose and glucose were a no-no, but intriguingly fructose, even in moderate quantities, didn't affect my blood sugar too much.
So while I can't eat white or brown sugar, I can eat honey, coconut blossom sugar, malt extract, and all the fruit that I grow ... including melons. :cheers:

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:11 pm
by Green Aura
You're being very pedantic, mister, and I may have to come round and sort you out. :lol:

I've had weight problems most of my adult life and have yo-yo dieted for all of it. Although never diagnosed I'm fairly certain I was heading for T2 diebetes and probably a load of other health problems. This particular diet (ketogenic) is the first that has been both sustainable and effective. It really suits both of us (OH is doing it too) and I've lost 4 clothes sizes in about 18-ish months!

The diet says I mustn't eat any sweet fruit other than berries, so I don't. :tongue:

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:31 pm
by Odsox
Green Aura wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:11 pm
You're being very pedantic, mister, and I may have to come round and sort you out.
Why do you think I live just about as far from you as is possible in the British Isles :lol:

Sorry I didn't mean to pry, but well done you, I hope you achieve the svelte figure you're after.
And stay that way.

What annoys me is that I've never been above about 12 stone (6' tall) and the media these days just totally link T2 diabetes with obesity.
Mine is hereditary, a present from my maternal grandmother who had T1 and passed it on to all here 7 children and a large percentage of her grandchildren.

Re: Growing Melons

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:07 pm
by Green Aura
Prying allowed. It gave me an opportunity to boast a little - I am quite chuffed about it.

I'm sure your T1 diabetes is well controlled but for those less fortunate keto is having good results for them too - although with medical supervision to monitor insulin needs as requirements can change quite dramatically.

Heredity can be a pain, can't it.