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GROWERS GUIDE

Melon

Can be difficult to grow

Sow seed 1.5cm deep on their sides in pots. Transplant seedlings 90cm apart in a greenhouse or cold frame.

Tie shoots to wires or let trail. Remove growing tip of main shoot when 1m long and tips of side shoots after five leaves.

Rub female flowers with male (thin stalk) to pollinate. Grow one melon per shoot - remove tip two leaves after fruit. Place fruit on a tile or hang in netting.

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