I was so excited to grow cantaloupes this year as I've never grown any before. We love them and they are growing like crazy. However, they taste yucky! Well, they smell great and taste wonderful when you first bite into it, but the aftertaste is awful. These are from some starter plants I bought and I do not know what kind of cantaloupes they are. I'm hoping the other patch I planted will taste better as I started them from seed. What would cause this? The horse manure I used as fertilizer? The onions that were growing at one end of the same raised bed (pulled the onions before the cantaloupes started getting ripe)? It is driving me nuts that we can't eat these beautiful cantaloupes, but the chickens are happy.