How To Grow Cantaloupe

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Have you ever tasted a cantaloupe that has just been picked fresh from the garden? Apparently when they come straight from the garden they taste way better, but then again anything that is grown in your own garden tends to taste better than their store cousins.

There is science to growing cantaloupes, if you master it you not have any problems at all. They need about 8 to 12 weeks of heat, and if you are in colder climates this maybe an issue. Don’t worry though, there are techniques that have been developed to help you grow your own cantaloupes at home.

How To Grow Cantaloupes
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Cantaloupe Seedlings
  • Plastic Film
  • Compost Or Fresh Manure
  • Trellis (Optional)
  • Floating Row Covers
  • Permeable black tarp or landscape fabric

Remember you are dealing with plants that are heavy feeders, your planting area or bed should be well prepared. Also do not plant in soil that is less than 70 degrees F. Cantaloupes need a lot of space so that they can roam, if you do not have a lot of space using a large trellis is a great option.

Regardless, you may want to use a trellis anyway as it allows better air circulation for the vines, keeps the leaves off the ground and also exposes the plant to more sunshine. The leaves are responsible for producing the sugar that sweetens your cantaloupe, protect them from diseases and pests.

You can find more detailed information on the, here…

Growing Your Cantaloupes At Home


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