I have been waiting to see if my Hale's Best Melon plant was going to make it. It has struggled since I planted it in June (purchased from a nursery). As Skippy's Vegetable Garden mentioned a few weeds ago, it has not been great melon weather. She posted about how she was not sure if her melons would have time to ripen. Unfortunately for me, her plants/fruit were farther along in August than mine are in September! And, with the cool weather we are now having I am doubtful that I will see a ripe cantaloupe this year. In an attempt to help things along I pinched off all the other flowers so that the two that are the furthest along can get all the attention!