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Q.Cantaloupe Seedlings

jeep98 added on June 18, 2011 | Answered

I have a mound of cantaloupe seedlings, about 6/8 inches tall. Should I clip seedlings to best 3 or 4? Or let grow and see what I get? These are volunteers in compost heap.

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Answered on June 21, 2011

Yes, it is best to thin your seedlings. When they grow on top of each other, they compete for water, nutrients and other resources and none of them get very strong. For a vining plant like that, I would thin to 1-2 plants for every 6'.

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