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Mouse Melon Cucamelon Melothria Scabra
20+seeds per pack of this fantastic little vine.
I am growing hundreds of the little buggers just in three polystyrene boxes in the picture.
I got a $1 roll of cotton thread and hung it from the awning, then I tied it to a stick.
I then sat the boxes on top of the stick, (to keep the string tight) then filled each box with one bag of cheap potting mix and wacked 4-6 seedlings in each box.
As they grew I spread all the little side shoots evenly and a couple of months later I have this. Awesome hey. Nothing fancy, but it does the job. Hundreds of fruits, bugger all costs, and looks really cool I reckon.
The fruit themselves are pretty cool too. The are about as big as a grape and they look like a little watermelon, except unlike a melon you eat them whole.
They taste like Watermelon x Cucumber x Lime x AWESOMENESS!!!
It is believed to have been a domesticated crop before western contact began and has a history of medicinal uses that have become obscure over time. If you have any knowledge on the medicinal subject shoot me off an email.
Anyway, there it is folks, Mouse melons!
Organically grown by me and the Mrs, no chems, no nasties no problems!