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Melon Growing Tips and Advice

Melons like a lot of space, a lot of heat and a lot of sun. They need about 3 to 4 months of warm weather, rich, fertile soil and plenty of water. You can plant the seeds in your compost pile when growing melons and you'll typically get good results. The compost pile provides both extra heat, and fertile soil. If you want particularly good flavor, stop watering about a week before you harvest the melons so they can develop better taste. But don't let the vines wilt completely.


 

Planting Melons

Plant melon seeds 1 inch deep, in 2 to 3 foot mounds spaced 4 to 6 feet apart. Thin seedlings so that you have two plants per hill. You'll typically get 2 to 3 melons per vine.

Days to harvest: 75 to 120 days
Days to germinate: 4 to 10

You can find more growing tips for melons here.

 

Tips for growing other vegetables:

Pumpkins
Lettuce
Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Spinach
Peppers
Parsnips
Turnips
Okra
Melons
Broccoli

Tips for growing other herbs:

Sage
Rosemary
Parsley
Garlic
Chives
Dill
Basil
Cilantro
Saw Palmetto

Thyme
Oregano
Lemon Balm
Calendula

Lavender
Catnip



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