Also known as
Harvest fruit as soon as fruit is big and fragrant. Do not pick too early - it will not ripen after picking!
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Melons were originally grown in Africa and moved to Europe during the Bronze Age. It was one of the first crops grown in the Old and the New world and is still popular today freshly cut in fruit salads.
Common problems with Melon
How to propagate Melon
Sow seed in spring directly in prepared beds. Space wide to allow trailing vine to grow to the next plant.
Special features of Melon
Once established the plant is fine with watering weekly, but in drier areas it always tastes sweeter!
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Melon
Vegetable, culinary, food
The fruit is actually a berry and smell sweet when ripe.
Edible to Sow Under Cover in May
Successional sow small batches on a sunny windowsill or in a heated propagator, ready to plant out later in the month.
Edibles to Sow Outdoors in May
If the soil is warm enough, sow direct into prepared beds.