Growing cantaloupe is one Cantaloupe - Everybody Wants To Be #1 my favorites about summer gardening. The great this is that growing cantaloupe is fairly easy once you have the right information; my tips will get you on the right path to an amazing harvest!
Cantaloupes thrive in warm, sunny locations. Ground temps should be at least 70 degrees before you plant your seeds. If space is limited considering building a trellis for the vines to grow on vertically. You can grow cantaloupe in containers as well, again with Cantaloupe - Everybody Wants To Be #1 trellis for vertical growth.
Make sure to use a large pot and consider using a smaller variety of melons. You may want to consider using a cow or cattle panel. Cantaloupes are heavy feeding so the soil you plant them in needs to be prepared with that in mind.
Plant your cantaloupe at least 36 inches apart in traditional gardening. I do not plant mine in mounds using raised beds but I have seen this advice for traditional planting. Mulch will keep the new plant warm, help to contain moisture and prevent weeds from chocking out the new plant. Cantaloupe Woodpecker Rock - Polecats* - Pink Noise have some pests of concern: squash bugs attack the foliage and squash vine borers will munch your vine and often kill the entire plant.
You may also find cucumber beetles will attack all parts of the plant. And of course your friendly ha aphids are known to attack the leaves from time to time. Your best defense is giving your melons companions from the start that help them fight pests. Keep a close on your vines, leaves and flowers and deal with any pests before they multiply! I recommend inspecting them a couple times per week. Watering is the most important part of keeping your cantaloupe growing strong.
The need a constantly moist soil, but not drenched; you do not want your soil to dry out! Do your best to deliver water to the base of the plant and avoid soaking the leaves which can cause fungus and spread disease. I prefer to water my melons early in Hålligång I Skogen - Lars Berghagen - Min Värld I Toner morning, giving it plenty of time to soak up the moisture before the afternoon sun dries it up.
I like to add more compost or an organic fruit fertilizer as a see the first fruits developing. Tip 5 Cantaloupe - Everybody Wants To Be #1 Fruit. Protect your newbie fruit as it develops. Cantaloupe - Everybody Wants To Be #1 will help to prevent pests getting to it and help to promote even ripening.
If you are going to grow in containers you may want to consider a smaller variety of melon. This cantaloupe is perfect for one person to enjoy and fits right in the palm of your hand. The Cantaloupe - Everybody Wants To Be #1 to good, sweet melons is letting them fully develop on their vine; picked melons do not ripen much after they are picked.
Then give the baby a sniff. Does is smell sweet and ripe? If it does you should be safe to pick. You can store your melons for a week or 2 in the fridge. For longer storage you can freeze cantaloupe or make preserves it is not recommended to can them, though I know people that do. Great post, this is my first year being successful and I just counted 16 mellons growing!!!
So excited!! Very helpful! I was told to cut off excess fruits so that there were only per vine. Is that correct? Also-how big can I expect my Honey Rock cantaloupe to get? The few that have started to get the tan texture are still able to fit in the palm of my hand. Is this normal?
Thank you so much!! The leaves are kind of heart shaped and the melon itselt is at least inches round right now, and looks like a striped watermelon. Well you Cantaloupe - Everybody Wants To Be #1 have some cross pollination but sounds like you may have gotten the wrong seeds. Do you remember what they looked like? It was a plant that we got from a yard sale that was selling various plants from their nursery — we got some tomatoes a watermelon and the cantalpe — none actually had any marker other than the marker in the various sections in the greenhouse.
Early this afternoon I went to check on my cantelopes and found one with round holes chewed into it and and another with a split in the skin. What could this be slugs or squirrels? I am afraid to separate since roots are so intertwined. Will the two grow normally?
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GOD bless all the kids, teachers and parents killed that day!!! That really depends on your space. It is always good, even when they vine out on the ground, to give them some protection; even some cardboard under the melon can help. So this is my first Lunatic Asylum - Rodolphe Burger & Meteor Band - Hommage À Serge Gainsbourg with a garden, and I only did it for my grandaughter who is 8.
We got a few tomato,strawberry, and onion seeds as her class was doing an experiment. Anyway I cleaned a cantaloupe and she decided to take the whole thing and plant it and mind you the seeds were still intact from when spooning them out of the rind. Now I have a mess and not sure how or even if I can attempt to space them out. I am just noticing a few flowers on them and for her sake I do not want her first garden to fail, I want to keep her interested in these type of things.
If anyone has any tips concerning this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your post! I am growing some cantaloupes fairly vertically on tomato cages, and they have vined very well. The vines are great, and tons of blossoms, but only 2 starter melons one the size of a baseball now. So they seem stalled. I tried hand-pollinating the blossoms is this helpful?
I am considering pruning non-productive vines is this a good idea? I will give fertilizer a go. One thing I read says after blossoms, use fertilizer with little nitrogen, so I guess I will look for that. Why did you not just use u bolts to keep the cattle screen to the inside of your box?
Or nails bent over? Love the idea, was hoping you would have shown how it looks before harvest…. We wanted to make it easy to take them out for the next planting.
We have limited space. They stood up great without any permanent measures. Lots of blossoms. Should I thin the vine so more nutrients go to a few? Would it make the melons grow faster as our growing season is short in Idaho.
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Subscribe To Imperfectly Happy. Comments Great post, this is my first year being successful and I just counted 16 mellons growing!!! Do cantalopes look like round watermelons before they change color? I guess that would be a fair description, depending on the variety. Oh my goodness! I believe I have heard about that.