How to Plant and Grow Cantaloupes

A cantaloupe growing in the garden.

How to Start From Seed Cantaloupe is a warm-season crop and should not be planted until all danger of frost has passed. The ideal climate for growing cantaloupe consists of a long, frost-free season with plenty of sunshine and heat, and relatively low humidity. USDA Zones 4 -10 are suitable for cantaloupe and muskmelon [See … Read more

Short Season Melons

Rapidly Maturing Melons for Home Gardens Melons, any melons, be it Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, requires extended periods of warmth to concentrate their sugars. That means sun-drenched days to produce the lush vines that produce the carbohydrates that sweetens the melons that pleases the taste buds. But they don’t need endless days of summer weather. There … Read more

Jelly Melon Planting Guide

Cucumis metuliferus aka Kiwano, Horned Melon, Melano, African Horned Cucumber, Hedged Gourd. USDA Zones: 9-11 Full Sun Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.5 Minimum Soil Temperature for Germination 70 F Minimum Temp for Transplant [after hardening] 60-65 degrees F Seed Depth for Direct seeding 1/2 to 3/4 Inch Growth Habit – Vining Plant Spacing 1.5 – … Read more