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Cantelopes in Containers

Posted by CharlieBoring 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 7:26

I received some melon seeds as a gift and germinated them inside under lights. I have six plants. I do not have room in my garden and am considering growing them in containers and running them up a trellis. Questions: 1) What size container do I need? 2) Suggestions on a trellis?


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RE: Cantelopes in Containers

I grew 2 minnesota midget muskmelon last year in a rubbermaid 20 gallon container. Got about 4 melons off of each plant. I would give each plant at least a 5 gallon container and definitely train them up a trellis for better air flow. Make sure they are not crowded and look out for signs of powdery mildew. I sprayed daily with a mild vinegar solution which seemed to stave off PM until the very end of summer.


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RE: Cantelopes in Containers

1 per 5 gallon container is good. I just like to have 2 in case something happens to the 1. You can always cull later. Last year we had a hail storm, and it severed lots of my plants. Plants know when they are crowded and will produce less.


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