ORGANIC MELON SEEDS
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HALE'S BEST JUMBO Organic Melon Seeds
Discovered in 1923, this huge, sweet, fragrant cantaloupe type melon can weigh in at 5 lbs. It has dense orange flesh and heavily netted skin. Packet is 25 seeds.
HONEY ROCK Organic Melon Seeds
Vigorous, disease-resistant vines produce 5 to 7 melons per plant. The round, 6 inch fruits have dense, salmon-orange flesh as sweet as honey. Heavily-netted skin is resistant to bruising, making this a tried and true market variety since the 1930s. Packet is 25 seeds.
How to Plant Organic Melon Seeds
Start seeds indoors in peat pots or cell packs 3-4 weeks before the last spring frost or (if you live in a long season area) direct seed into the garden after all danger of frost is past. Plant in the hottest part of the garden 2-feet apart in rows 6-8 feet apart. Comments: Using black plastic mulch or draping with floating row cover can give melons the heat they need in marginal growing areas. Most melons will slip easily from the vine when ripe. Smelling the blossom end can also provide an important clue - when ripe there will be an appealing fruity fragrance.