The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your Green Flesh Honeydew Melon Seeds!
Honeydew is a well-known home garden melon variety that grows about 7 inches in diameter with a small seed cavity inside. Although it takes about 110 days for the honeydew to ripen, the reward is very worth it. Honeydews thrive in heat so they are a great addition for your summer garden.
How to Grow Honeydew Melon Seeds
# 1 | Start your plants indoors just 2-4 weeks before transplant. Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, so plan accordingly. If you are in a cold environment, you can plant the honeydew, and then cover the soil with plastic wrap to hold the heat in.
# 2 | Sow several seeds 1/2 inch deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees F until they germinate (3-4 days)
# 3 | Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others.
#4| Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day for a few days. Transplant the honeydews outdoors, plant each seedling 4-6 inches apart.
#5| Adequate moisture is crucial as the vines begin to develop, so keep the soil evenly moist.