All you need to know about growing melons in your garden

Sunset  – September 28, 2004

• Annual
• All zones
• Full sun
• Water most when plants are young

Cantaloupes (also known as muskmelons) are the easiest melons to grow, because they ripen the fastest. Planting through black plastic speeds harvest. In spring, sow four or five seeds per hill; space hills 4 to 6 feet apart. Thin seedlings to two per hill. Harvest 70 to 115 days after sowing.