Crabapples and Question on Melons

Crabapples and Question on Melons

Hey everyone! :) So, the neighbor has a crabapple (I think ) tree at the corner of his lot beside the soybean field. I walked down there today and picked a crabapple off the tree. It was slightly turning red. I read on the internet that they are edible, just super tart. Well, I decided to try it out and I took a bite. Oh my God... it was delicious!!! I'm wondering if that is a green apple tree (despite the apple turning a bit red on one side.... hmm) instead of a crabapple tree. :) They were tart, but not so tart that I made a funny "lemon face" or anything. :) Also, I have a question about melons. Both my watermelon and cantaloupe vines are huge and covered with flowers, but there are no melons starting to grow. They've been at this stage for WEEKS now and still no melons. There are bees in my garden (I found out first hand... ) but maybe they aren't pollenating my melon flowers. :( Any tips or ideas? Does it take a really long time for melons to show up? The same is happening with my pumpkins. I have huge pumpkin blooms and have for weeks, but no pumpkins. I also don't see any male blooms on any of my vines, either the pumpkins or the melons. Only female blooms... or whichever gender the bloom is that does *not* have that big bulge behind the flower. I forget. My friend said not to worry and that the bees would take care of that for me, but nope. :( Any ideas? *is dying in the heat today*
winter berries.

winter berries.

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My posting with questions starts…

My posting with questions starts…