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Melon: Honeydew 🍈

Regular price Β£0.55 GBP
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Approximately 10 Seeds

Nothing like the bland varieties stocked in stores, the wonderful, vine-ripened flavour of this very sweet, juicy melon is almost wine-like. The 8β€² x 7β€² fruits weigh between 7 and 8 lbs. with a small seed cavity and have a light green flesh and exterior. Vine-ripened melons develop their full sugar content in the last few days. Pick by cutting the stem when skin tone warms or when the small leaf at the fruit yellows.

  • Sow April to May in pots of moist seed compost
  • cover with a 1cm (Β½inch) layer of compost or vermiculite.
  • Ensure temperature is maintained at around 20C to aid germination.
  • Keep the surface of the compost moist
  • but not waterlogged;
  • germination will usually take 7-10 days.
  • When at the 2 leaf stage, transplant seedlings on into at least 10cm (4 inch) pots
  • for a few weeks before potting on into larger containers or direct into the greenhouse border,
  • or use 2 plants per growbag.
  • Provide support for the plants to climb.
  • Pinch out the tip of growth after 4 true leaves are produced,
  • then train 4 lateral branches to the 6 leaf stage before again pinching out.
  • Pollinate if necessary, by transferring pollen from the male flowers to the female blooms
  • (with bump beneath the bloom).