Posted: 29/05/2013 at 10:28
I have grown melons for a few years now, I grow them to the opposit my cucs exactley the same . But I dont pollinate them myself . I leave the door open to let insects in to do the job for me . I then keep the door shut.
When I put this greenhouse up it was specialy for cucs, reading they liked steamy /wet conditions I had dug down a foot , the idea being a sunken green house . I then put a base of a concrete mix , . Built sides up to ground level with a 3 course of bricks .
I now drop down a foot into a constant pool of water . I keep it topped up . Grandchildren see to this , a great game !
I stand my pots on house bricks so that the pots are not constantley stood in water . The cucs love it , I use F1 hybryds so no time wasted removing male flowers.
The melons develop on there own . I get roughly 6 from each plant .I put them in nets only if they get too big .
Its a truble free green house works every time too !