Soil

What soil is good for Honeydew Melon?

Rich, moisture retentive soil with plenty of compost mixed in.

Position

How much sun does Honeydew Melon need?

Full sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Honeydew Melon frost tolerant?

No

Spacing

How much space does Honeydew Melon need?

Roughly 1m apart

Planting

When should I plant Honeydew Melon?

Melons are best grown at temperatures between 18.5 and 30°C (65–86°F).

If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Honeydew Melon?

Regular application of organic fertiliser. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Honeydew Melon?

Harvest when the melon's rind looses all hints of green and turns a creamy, off-white to pale yellow colour. The stem which attaches the fruit to the main vine should appear tired, a bit shrunken and discoloured. This shows that the fruit is no longer receiving nutrients from the vine and is ready to be removed. 

Pests

What pests does Honeydew Melon get?

Aphids, Spider mites, Thrips, Slugs, Snail, Squash Bugs, Cucumber Beetle, 28 Spotted Ladybug

Diseases

What diseases does Honeydew Melon get?

Mosaic Virus, Anthracnose, Powdery Mildew, Bacterial Wilt, Bacterial Leaf Spot, Phytophthora fruit and Crown Rot

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Honeydew Melon?

Honeydew Melons can be grown along the ground or trained up a trellis or support system. If growing along the ground, mulch the area to control weeds and to prevent the melons from sitting on damp soil. 

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