Vegetables > Melon

How to grow melon:

Cucumis melo.


Buy Organic Melon Seeds from The Green Chronicle (Pay in $US, £, Euro).

Sow melon seeds inside in mid spring. Put 2 seeds in a pot and thin out the weaker of the two as necessary. Prepare a bed for the melons by digging a generous amount Plant out in late spring under cloches, leaving 3 feet between each plant. Water the melons regularly.

When three leaves have grown on the plant pinch out the growing shoot. Then do the same to any side shoots that develop after they have put out three leaves. When fruit forms let only two leaves remain beyond the fruit.

Cut the melons for use when the the ends of the fruit "give" when pressed.