[NAFEX] Melons anyone?

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Sun May 18 12:11:17 EDT 2008


approximately where do you live?  In eastern Massachusetts, the major  
difficulty growing melons is that the season is too short, but I know  
several people who've gotten a few melons before the frost did in the  
vines.

Ginda

On May 18, 2008, at 11:29 AM, Deb S wrote:

> Once again I am going to attempt to grow melons this year.  I plan  
> to make individual raised beds (I have a lot of black plastic  
> culvert sections lying around) for each melon hill.  With this  
> method, I can pretty much create the soil environment I want (mix  
> in compost/sand/potting soil or whatever).  I also will cover the  
> top with black plastic and start the seeds in jiffy pots in the house.
>
> I'm hoping MAYBE this will yield me a few melons!  I have a  
> watermelon variety (Moon and Stars) and a muskmelon variety  
> (Collective Farm Woman).
>
> Any tips on melon growing would be most welcome.  Also, what are  
> your favorite melon varieties?
>
> deb
>



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