when and how to start Montreal melon seeds in SW Ontario?

luckynes13(6a)April 11, 2010

They are saying the last frost date for our area is May 6. I don't know if that will be true.

Should I be starting my Montreal melons seeds now or wait. Also how would you start them?

Any advice would be helpful, thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ianna(Z5b)

No harm starting one now in a peat pot so when the ground is ready all you need to do is to pop the plant in, peat pot and all. (also it willneed a hardening process before transplanting)

Ianna

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 1:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luckynes13(6a)

thanks I planted 8 seeds today and saved some to plant later. I made my pots from thin cardboard. I don't like using peat pots.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 10:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luckynes13(6a)

the seeds poked their heads out of the soil today

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 7:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greylady_gardener

that's great! can I ask how you started them.....did you do anything special--bottom heat, etc?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 7:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luckynes13(6a)

I made cereal box cardboard pots for them, because I don't like using peat pots.Put them in a plastic pastry tray, with peaty soil. Then I put them on my light stand and tried to keep the temp up. Have only watered once since planting, so hopefully I will not overwater them.

I have a bag of bunnie compost set aside for their garden bed.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 7:28AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greylady_gardener

thanks, I have a couple of seeds left so may try them again. They are probably too old now but I won't lose anything by trying them. :)
I hope you have success and get lots of melons! :)

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 8:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
luckynes13(6a)

if I do I will have seeds to share next year.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 8:42AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hi from Alabama, I have a question about immigration...
Hello Everyone, I've been lurking here reading your...
STROBE
Hey, where'd the Canadian Exchange go...
It seems to have disappeared.
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada
Plant Nurseries in Canada disappearing?
I had bookmarked years ago something that lists all...
yugoslava
Toronto cold alert deaths vs Vancouver palm trees
Cold can hit the west coast an throw snow on the palm...
Paul_Ont
Innovative New Plant Pot
Hello fellow garden enthusiasts! We are college students...
bcitco
Sponsored Products
Radionic Hi Tech Inc. Lighting Hardware 13-Watt 1-Lamp Circline Normal Power
$29.99 | Home Depot
Piyo Piyo Feeding Set I - AMEA052
$39.95 | Hayneedle
Besa 1SW-177980-SN Amber Matte Mia Wall Light - 1SW-177980-SN
$180.00 | Hayneedle
Brentford Seeded Teal Glass Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Henri Studio Hi-Tone Petite Cattails Frog Fountain
Lamps Plus
Belham Living San Miguel Cast Aluminum Sofa Fire Pit Chat Set - Seats 9 Multicol
Hayneedle
Patio Living Concepts Outdoor Lighting. Catalina Bronze Umbrella Table Outdoor L
Home Depot
Modern Littles Toy Boxes Bold 10.5 in. x 10.5 in. x 10.5 in. Folding Solid Blue
$14.95 | Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™