Santa Claus melon seeds
Santa Claus melon seeds
Santa Claus melon seeds | Fruit | Piel de Sapo | NON-GMO | 15 seeds
Melon Growing Instructions
Melons are warm-season crops that need full sun and well-drained soil. They are not tolerant of frost, so it is important to wait until the last frost date in your area has passed before planting.
Melons prefer rich, sandy loam soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. If your soil is too acidic, you can amend it with lime. Add compost or manure to the soil before planting to improve drainage and fertility.
Melon seeds can be sown directly in the garden or started indoors and transplanted. If you are starting seeds indoors, sow them 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep in small pots filled with seed starting mix. Keep the soil moist and warm until the seeds germinate.
After the seedlings have two sets of true leaves, transplant them to the garden. Space the plants 18-24 inches apart in rows spaced 5-6 feet apart.
Melons need regular watering, especially during hot weather. Water deeply at the base of the plant, avoiding the foliage. Fertilize the plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Black plastic mulch is a good option for melons, as it helps to warm the soil.
Melon vines can be trained to grow on a trellis or fence. This helps to keep the fruit off the ground and prevents rot. To train the vines, simply tie them to the trellis or fence with twine.
Melons are ripe when they are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma. Harvest the melons in the morning, after the dew has evaporated.
To store melons, keep them in a cool, dry place. They will last for several weeks under these conditions.
- Melons are heavy feeders, so be sure to fertilize them regularly.
- Water melons deeply, especially during hot weather.
- Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
- Train melon vines to grow on a trellis or fence to keep the fruit off the ground and prevent rot.
- Harvest melons when they are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma.
- Powdery mildew: This fungal disease can cause white powdery spots to appear on the leaves of melon plants. If you see powdery mildew, spray the plants with a fungicide.
- Aphids: These small, green insects can suck the sap out of melon plants, causing them to wilt and yellow. If you see aphids, spray the plants with an insecticidal soap.
- Cucurbit beetles: These beetles can damage melon plants and spread diseases. To control cucurbit beetles, cover the plants with row covers or use an insecticide.