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Planters Jumbo melon seeds.

Planters Jumbo melon seeds.

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Planters Jumbo melon seeds | Fruit | NON-GMO. 20 seeds

some melon growing tricks:

  • Choose the right variety for your climate. Melons come in many different varieties, so it is important to choose one that is suited to your climate. For example, watermelons are more heat-tolerant than cantaloupes.
  • Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. This will give the plants a head start and help them to produce fruit earlier in the season.
  • Transplant seedlings to the garden after the last frost date. Space the plants 18-24 inches apart in rows spaced 5-6 feet apart.
  • Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Melons need full sun and well-drained soil to thrive.
  • 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.
  • Water melons regularly, 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.
  • Train melon vines to grow on a trellis or fence. This helps to keep the fruit off the ground and prevents rot.

Here are some additional melon growing tricks:

  • Pinch back the tips of the vines when they are about 12 inches long. This will encourage the plants to branch out and produce more fruit.
  • Hand-pollinate the flowers to increase fruit production. To do this, simply transfer pollen from the male flowers to the female flowers with a small paintbrush.
  • Place a piece of cardboard or foam under the developing melons. This will help to protect them from the ground and prevent rot.
  • Harvest melons when they are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma.
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