Melon (Cucumis melo)
The melon is an annual vegetable
It is from the cucurbitaceae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the fruiting vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSow the seeds in a cold frame in April during a waxing crescent moon, transplant in early June.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSIt likes being planted near corn, cabbage and beans.
DISEASES AND PARASITESFusarium, verticillium, canker and mildew are the principal maladies of the melon.
ADVICEPinch out above the 2nd true leaf... 2 stems will develop.
Pinch out above the 3rd leaf the stems that have 3 new fruiting branches.
Pinch out again so that only 3 or 4 fruits rest on each stem...