Growing Melons

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Cucumis melo, Cucumis cantalupensis




Planting time: SU
Seeds per ounce: 1000
Ounces per square foot: 0.008
Minimum legal germination rate: 75%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds

Melons takes patience and are easy to grow. As your Melons grow it’s a good idea to mulch the plants with mulch or compost. Melons need plenty of water during the growing season and full sun.


In garden spacing (inches): 15
In flat spacing (inches): 2
Planting depth (inches): 1
Maximum number of plants per square foot: .8
Nutrient relationship:: Heavy Feeder


Days to maturity: 84-119
Harvesting period (days): 91
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .5


Diseases: Alternaria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Bacterial Wilt, Blossom-End Rot, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Wilt, Gummy Stem Blight, Powdery Mildew..
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Bean Aphid, Green Peach Aphid, Pickleworm, Spider Mites, Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Squash Bug, Squash Vine Borer, Striped Cucumber Beetle


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