Melon Growing Info

 
Learning Download: How to Grow Melons
 
When to Plant:

Sow 1-2 weeks after last frost date. Soil temperature should be above 65°F. Transplants should be started two weeks before planting date.
 
Fertilizing:
Heavy feeders. Use a 10-20-10 fertilizer when planting seed. Then again when fruits start to appear.
 
Harvesting:

Melon varieties will vary but most melons will slip off the vine when pulled away. Honeydews can be cut when the skin turns color.

 
 

 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full Sun 1/2-1″ Well drained,fertile soil, pH 6.5-7.5

 

 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Melon 18-36″ 6′ 75 100 fruits 6,000

 

 

Melon Seeds:
1 Ounce: 1,100 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 2,200 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 4,400 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 8,800 Seeds

1 Pound: 17,600 Seeds

* These are average melon seed counts.  Varieties can vary
 
Space Conversion:

1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Ounce = 28.4 Grams