Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:55
Well! I now have four melon plants in growbags in the greenhouse, about 3 foot high and looking very healthy. They have just begun to produce a few flowers. I have nipped out the growing tip at about 3 foot.
I don't need to produce very many fruits, but I really would like to get half a dozen just to prove to my very sceptical Other Half that it is possible to grow melons here! So, if my priority is size / quality rather than quantity, can someone advise...
Do I stop the laterals now too, or let them grow?
Do I pinch out sideshoots like I would for tomatoes?
Do I feed them, and if so then is tomato food the right sort of stuff?
Any other advice? Do my plants sound like they are doing what they should be doing at the beginning of July? All suggestions very gratefully received....