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Melon - Sweet Granite
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A great melon for our northern climate with limited hot weather. The earliest melon in the North. These oblong, sweet, orange-fleshed cantaloupe melons get to 3 lbs and have a netted skin.
Sow outdoors when soil is at least 70 ℉ in hills of rich soil/compost. Plant 5 seeds 1/2" deep and five per hill, thinning later to the most vigorous 1 or 2 plants. Good hill sizes are about 3-6” high, 12” diameter and spaced about 16” apart.
heat-loving medium-rooted plants that like rich soil, sun and plenty of moisture
make your hills out of rotted compost or manure for very happy vines
cover with a row cover or sheet if weather gets cool
1-2 plants/hill means less competition for nutrients in our short season
Seed Count: 25
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 5-10
Days to Harvest: 75
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring
Cold Hardy: No
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 4-6+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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