our own food in the home garden is very rewarding and fun,
but nothing beats the sweet rewards of beautiful home grown
Rockmelons are one of the best melons for growing at home
as they are easy to grow and taste so delicious.
Two great melons that are easy to grow at home and produce
deliciously sweet fruit are;
Rockmelon - Planters Jumbo
Rockmelon - Honey dew
Rockmelons are a great crop for any warm to hot time of
the year, after frosts have finished.
The best seasons to sow are from September to March. In
tropical areas where there are no frosts, they can be planted
from February through to October as the intense summer heat
can spoil the melons on the vine.
POSITION & SOIL
For juicy and sweet Rockmelons, they like a good rich soil
and a sunny position. Improve the soil by digging in 5 IN 1® Organic Plant Food and sprinkle some Searles Penetraide®
Re-Wetting Granules over the soil. Plant the seeds directly
into their final position, approximately 25mm deep and water
well. For multiple plants, space seeds 100-200cm apart.
As the Rockmelon vines grow, it is essential to water regularly
as this will help produce juicy melons.
To produce a bumper crop, liquid feed where the seeds were
planted every week with Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant
Food or Searles® Liquid Potash. Both fertilisers will promote
great growth, but most of all, help to develop lovely juicy
and sweet melons.
The plants take approximately 10-12 weeks to fully mature
with their wonderful fruit.
remember, for juicy home grown Rockmelons
Improve the soil with 5 IN 1® Organic Plant Food
And feed every week with Searles Flourish® Soluble
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