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Cantaloupe, to pinch or not to pinch?

Posted by rakin 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 25, 14 at 13:50

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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RE: Cantaloupe, to pinch or not to pinch?

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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