Cantaloupe Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Cucurbitaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
May, June
When to Start Indoors:
April
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-20°C
Depth:
1-2 in
Spacing (cm):
60-90
Row Spacing (cm):
4-6 ft
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
65-90 days
When To Harvest:
July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Cut melon from vine when it is ripe

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Flesh and Seeds
Potential Health Benefits:
Rich in vitamins and minerals

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Corn
What Plants to Avoid:
Corn
Common Pests:
Aphids, Squash Bug
Common Disease:
Downy Mildew, Alternaria Leaf Blight, Powdery Mildew
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in well-drained soil, use stakes for support

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