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Melon (Cucumis melo)

The melon is an annual vegetable
It is from the cucurbitaceae family

melon

ROTATION

It is grown in the fruiting vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Sow the seeds in a cold frame in April during a waxing crescent moon, transplant in early June.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

It likes being planted near corn, cabbage and beans.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Fusarium, verticillium, canker and mildew are the principal maladies of the melon.

ADVICE

Pinch 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...