how do i grow melon?
Melons should be started indoors so that they have enough time to mature. Melon seeds can be started indoors by using a seedling tray, planting a single seed per cell. They will take about 5-10 days to sprout at room temperature, room temperature. Transplant your seedlings outdoors once temperatures are consistently warm, or above 10 C (50 F) at night.
As the growing season comes to a finish, pinch out the smaller melons so plant’s strength goes to larger melons. If you are growing on a trellis, support half grown melons with slings so they don’t roll around or accidentally twist off.
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The best way to tell when your melons are ready is by smell and look. When you smell that strong, sweet melon scent and see the pattern of your particular variety (netting for cantaloupe, green stripes for watermelon, etc.) they are ready to harvest. Pick your melons by holding the stem with one hand and twisting it off with the other. If you feel resistance stop, resistance is a signal that the melon isn’t ready yet.
Helpful Tips and Trick
Before planting your melons make sure your vertical frames are strong enough to support their weight. You can gain experience growing small varieties of melon before growing the larger ones.
High water content, 29% of DV of Vitamin C
Preparing and using
Melons are excellent to have with breakfast or dessert, or as a snack on a sunny day! They keep well at room temperature or in the fridge