[NAFEX] Melons anyone?
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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
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?
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