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.
Heavy feeders. Use a 10-20-10 fertilizer when planting seed. Then again when fruits start to appear.

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 Sun1/2-1″Well drained,fertile soil, pH 6.5-7.5


 Seed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per 100′Yield per 100′Seeds per Acre
Melon18-36″6′75100 fruits6,000



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