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Watermelon & Cantaloupe Zone 9 #198755
Apr 3rd, 2008 at 02:15 PM
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I've never grown Watermelon or Cantaloupe (on purpose) before. Is it too early to plant the seeds? I was going to start them in tray packs so if we get some cool nights I could bring them in. The watermelon is Sugar Baby and the Cant is Golden Delicious.


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Re: Watermelon & Cantaloupe Zone 9 [Re: cricket] #198805
Apr 3rd, 2008 at 06:16 PM
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no, it's not too soon. i would have started mine by now if i hadn't decided not to do much this year.

Re: Watermelon & Cantaloupe Zone 9 [Re: ] #200182
Apr 9th, 2008 at 04:11 PM
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My cantaloupe& watermelon seedlings aren't doing too well despite the good weather. They are suffering from root rot.I will plant again in May.


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Re: Watermelon & Cantaloupe Zone 9 [Re: emdeGardener2] #200314
Apr 10th, 2008 at 05:22 AM
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I planted my cantaloupe and watermelon seeds last weekend. I figured they might be poking up by now, but they're not.


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Apr 13th, 2008 at 06:49 PM
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up to 10 days... maybe a little longer.

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Re: Watermelon & Cantaloupe Zone 9 [Re: ] #201316
Apr 14th, 2008 at 12:23 AM
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I'm going to try again and plant more cantaloupe and watermelon seeds this weekend.


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Re: Watermelon & Cantaloupe Zone 9 [Re: emdeGardener2] #201403
Apr 14th, 2008 at 07:10 AM
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You were right. It took about 10 days for them little boogers to come up. Now I gotta figure out where to put them. My garden is already full of peppers and 'maters. I thought about tilling in front of my garden and putting them in there. It looks like I'm going to have SO many, though.


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Re: Watermelon & Cantaloupe Zone 9 [Re: cricket] #205803
May 1st, 2008 at 05:52 AM
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I've never grown watermelon or cantaloupe. I just bought 4 plants of each. Haven't put them in the ground yet will probably do so this weekend. Any tips on growing them etc.

Lori


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