Cantaloupe Melon Growing Instructions Print

Cantaloupe Melon

This easy growing specialty melon can be direct sown after all danger of frost, or started indoors 3-4 weeks before setting out. Melons take some space to grow and vine, so leave enough room for cantaloupe to spread. Cantaloupe prefers full sun and a rich soil. They like warm weather. Soil should be kept moist.Grow cantaloupe in rows spaced 3 to 4 feet apart . Sow cantaloupe and melon seeds four to six seeds per hill. Sow 1/2 to 1 inch deep. Cantaloupes need a constant supply of water, and particular attention should be paid during summer dry spells. Melons need to ripen fully on the vine. They do not ripen well after they are harvested. Cantaloupes develop a wonderful fragrance when they are ready to pick - you can't miss it. Fertilize plants regularly.


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