Try growing your own melons this spring
Try growing your own melons at home its not easy but with some help from the GardenAdvice team and the myGardenTeam service its a very rewarding experience for any garden both novice and time served.
If you have an unheated greenhouse and are starting to lose you enthusiasm for cucumbers, and your friends no longer visit you in late summer to avoid the free tomatoes. Then its time to try growing melons – regain your friends and impress your neighbours with your horticultural skills.
Sow the seeds inside between mid April and end of May, sow directly into 3-inch pots using standard potting compost. Once the seedlings have two true leaves it is time to plant them out in a cold glasshouse into grow bags or preferably directly into well prepared ground with lots of organic matter in the soil. (Composted grass clippings and straw is idea if trenched in using the double digging method.)
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