Melons

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Work begins in the early spring for our cantaloupe and watermelon crop. Each seed is planted by hand into a 72-cell growing tray and grown in our greenhouse for approximately one month until it is ready to be transplanted into our field.

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We plant both cantaloupe and watermelon onto black plastic mulch which helps the plant grow by increasing soil temperature, reducing weed pressure, and conserving soil moisture.


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Honey bee hives are placed throughout the field in order to ensure each cantaloupe or watermelon flower gets pollinated.


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Cantaloupe and watermelon are usually ready to be harvested around the last week of July until early september. We harvest each melon by hand to ensure


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