Okay, these are officially fruits, not vegetables, but what summer is complete without a crisp, red watermelon or a luscious, sweet cantaloupe? Fun Fact: the cantaloupe is named for a village in Southern France. A true cantaloupe is a European melon that is rarely exported to the U.S. American "cantaloupes" are really a type of muskmelon. But no matter what they are called, they are a great addition to any garden. Give them enough room to grow, plenty of sunshine and water and you will be amply rewarded for your time.