Hardy Plants for Chalky/Alkaline Soil
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Hardy Plants for Heavy/Clay Soil
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10 in stock
Size/Qty: 10 seeds approx
Cantaloupe type with oval fruits with a sweet orange flesh. The deeply textured, greyish skin turns more orange as it matures. Ideally should be grown in a greenhouse for a consistant temperature day and night but can be grown under a cloche/ cold frame or under horticultural fleece outside. Be aware Melons need really warm conditions to fruit well.
Sow between February and May
Place a single seed in to a 9cm diameter pot. Push in to a depth of about 1.5cm, on its edge to prevent rotting. When plants are about 10cm tall pot on into a large pot (4-5 litres) or 2 per growbag. Provide support for thew plants to climb up and pinch out main stem when it gets to about 60cm to encourage sideshoots to form. Thin sideshoots to the 4 strongest and pinch them out after 2 leaves.
Harvest July to September
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall