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

Posted by luckynes13 6a (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 11, 10 at 9:03

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.


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

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


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

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.


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

the seeds poked their heads out of the soil today


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

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


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

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.


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

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! :)


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

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


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