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Questions About Melons

Asked by
SmithCollins2k on
July 2, 2016
Brentwood Tennessee

Q. Melon Trellis

I have a 4’x 7′ garden, which I know isn’t much room, but I wanted to grow watermelons, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, and cucumber. I am going to grow them on a trellis, which needs enough strength to support these types of plants. I want a style of trellis that I can easily access the fruits without having to crawl or reach under and squeeze between the frame of the structure. I have looked at A-Frame structures, Arches, Pyramids, and a few other types of structures, but I wanted to know which one would work best as far as accessibility given the space that I have.

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Asked by
bobbarb1 on
July 7, 2016
l4r 4y3

Q. angel melons

I have a lot of flowers but not setting fruit. They have been flowering about 2 1/2 weeks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 9, 2016
Certified Expert
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This is most likely a pollination issue.

Here are some links that will help you.

http://vric.ucdavis.edu/pdf/fruitsetproblems.pdf

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/watermelon-not-producing.htm
This article is about Pumpkins, but the technique to hand pollinate is the same.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pumpkin/hand-pollinate-pumpkins.htm

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Asked by
diggendunkin on
August 3, 2016
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Q. storing melon seeds

In your article, you said after two days in the freezer to put them in the fridge. How long do you leave them in the fridge? (till spring)

Answered by
Alisma on
August 3, 2016
Certified Expert
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Leave them in the fridge or another cool location such as a basement until you are ready to plant them. Melon seeds can remain viable for up to 5 years if stored dry in a cool, dark location.

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Asked by
Dee-Anna Wendel on
February 19, 2017
St. Martin

Q. Vine Veggie or Fruit Mystery

I am in the Caribbean in St. Martin and came across this vine veggie or fruit. I am posting a picture. Can anyone tell me what it is? Many thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 20, 2017
Certified Expert
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It would appear to be a Melon of some variety.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 22, 2019

Q. Melon seeds

After soaking seeds for couple days and drying out, can the seeds be planted right away?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 23, 2019
Certified Expert
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I would wait at least a week, but three would be better. Otherwise, they can be planted when they are dry.

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