Growing Melons In Northern Climates
I found watermelon and muskmelon plants at my local garden centre this year and very excitedly brought them home and planted them once we were frost free. Unfortunately, they aren't doing very well; their leaves aren't perky, and honestly, they look a little sickly. I planted them a little more than a week ago, so I figured they'd be getting better established by now, but I don't see any growth. I have both melons planted in their own hills away from my squashes, and rounded out a small 'lake' spot on top of the mounds to encourage the water to go deeper. I let them dry out just a little between waterings. I don't have a compost bin yet, but will for next year. Any suggestions on how to get them flourishing?