Cantaloupe, to pinch or not to pinch?

rakin(7b)March 25, 2014

I have sweet and early Cantaloupe and I am wondering if I am suppose to pinch off the suckers the same way that I do the cucumbers. (nothing in the arm pits). Since they are in pots, I started them early and they already have 5 leaves and are beginning to have shoots growing in their pits. This is my first time with cantaloupe. How do you all handle your container melons?

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

I've never heard of melons or cucumbers producing suckers like tomato plants do. You might want to ask your question in the Vegetable gardening forum. Post a photo so they know what you're talking about. It might be the tendril the vine sends out to attach itself to something. I do know that it's best to get your plant into its final growing spot (container or ground) before it starts to vine. Cucurbits don't like their roots disturbed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vegetable gardening forum

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