ORGANICALLY GROWN Melon Sweet Summer Mix Cantaloupe Melon Seeds, Heirloom NON-GMO, Orange & Green Flesh Honeydew, Hearts of Gold, Extra Sweet, Fragrant, Rare, Open Pollinated, 90-110 days.
Seeds are not individually packaged according to variety but are packaged in one envelope for this listing, please see other listings for individual varieties.
Melons must not be planted until the SOIL temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Sow several seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others.
Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill.
Adequate moisture is particularly crucial as the vines begin to develop. After midsummer, pinch off blossoms and smaller fruits in order to direct the full energy to the larger fruits; the smaller fruits will not have time to ripen before frost, and are no great loss.