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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Melons Reply with quote

Sorry for all the questions. I am behind in my planning. Ok so I'm gonna try water melons again this year. I did try them last year but they flowered but then died (in a mini tunnel)so I'm wondering if they would grow better in my greenhouse (once I fix it) I've slabbed the base so would they grow anyway well from a large pot or what are my options?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why be apologetic for the questions?

This ia a topical question as I would love to grow water melons as well. But NO experience What is the best variety when is the best time to plant? Can I propagate them in the poly tunnel and then grow them outdoors?
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I have seen water melons grown commercially in the states and i can tell you they need warm soil with regular water. So think of Texas with irrigation piping. I reckon we would not be able to grow them as big or as sweet here. You would be growing the smaller 'Galia' type over here rather than the large striped watermelons in the photo above. As for growing them in a container. well i reckon if you miss a watering or two it could cost you your crop. Trickle irrigation possibly might be the way to go.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I will try again maybe try both the greenhouse and direct in the garden also will try and warm the soil and maybe heap the soil and use straw or something simular around it. Sure try is half the fun Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heatons has some melon seed on sale. Comes in a packet with Alpine strawberries, Kiwifruit galia melons and the water melons - buy 3 packs for €10.00. They also stock seed onions.
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