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Marvelous Melon Guide
Melons, Cucumis melo, are in the Cucurbitaceae family—the same family as watermelon, pumpkin, and cucumber. If you get into a deep conversation with a master gardener, they might tell you that melons are actually classified as vegetables—but we’re going to treat them like the fruits we… READ MORE
Melons are easy to grow from seed. If you have a long growing season, you can plan to plant your seeds right out in the garden. If you have a shorter growing season and you need to get a head start, you can easily start your seeds indoors and transplant your seedlings when the conditions are right. READ MORE
Melons love sunshine and well-draining soil. Melons prefer rich, sandy, loamy soil, with a pH between 5.8 and 7.0. You should test your soil to determine the varieties that will grow best in the soil you have, or if you need to amend your soil to grow a particular variety. READ MORE