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I thought I might try and revive this thread. I'm growing Emir melons this season in a poly tunnel. Anyone else doing melons? I get the impression they can be temperamental.
im growing water melons also in a poly tunnel.have not got a clue how to grow them but my 5 year old son wanted to grow them doing well at moment thou.we will have to see what happens
I have a melon plant growing in one of those plastic tower greenhouses about four foot high the plant itself was grown from a supermarket yellow melon it is about two foot high with big leaves it looks healthy enough , what do i do next do i nip out the top before it grows to high
I thought I would give melons a try. I planted four Minnisota Midget outside in a 6mtr hoop tunnel (500 grade plastic) and three Petit Gris de Rennes in my 3 mtr nylon poly tunnel along with my tomatoes and chilli. (Chilli Ohnivec and Lemon Drop are truly excellent ) I have over 40 melons on the Minnisota's, some of which are ripe now, and 12 so far on the Petit Gris which started fruiting later. They are in soil with lots of compost, manure and a sprinkling of growmore - good drainage is essential. I water each plant with 5ltr of water every two days, tomato feed 1/2 strength every third watering. Never get the main stem wet, especially where it comes out of the ground. It will rot. I grow mine in yogurt pots with the bottom removed standing 2 or so inches proud of the soil mound. Mel M.-Cornwall.