I was expecting more rain today from the remnants of the hurricane but the rain gauge only showed 0.25 inches. It looks like the storms went west instead. The melons plants are really thriving. I counted 23 melons in various stages of growth. It looks like at least six are the size of softballs and maybe approaching volleyball size. The 4 areas in the back field have fair sized plants but they have just began to bloom so no fruit yet. Where the old compost pile was and now a dumping ground for sawdust, three plants have come up. One has established a pretty good vine and the other two are somewhat small (5 leaves or so).
All the plants are looking good right now even though we have had such dry and hot conditions.