What advice do you have to grow rockmelons

I have a small courtyard and love growing various plants within, and have recently placed a number of seeds into my nursery area. Surprisingly the only plant interested in showing its head so far is a rockmelon, so am keen to keep it going.


06 January 2019 11:29 PM

Hi Stewart,

You have set yourself quite a challenge by growing rockmelon in a small courtyard -but if it is only one or two seedlings you may be able to manage. In general, rockmelons need plenty of room to grow. For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Seed Raising Mix, in a well-lit protected spot. Transplant after 3 - 4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3 - 4 seeds into mounds of moist soil 1 metre apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants. Add Yates Blood and Bone before planting. Keep well watered until fruit starts to ripen, then reduce watering to sweeten before picking. Harvest melons when stem begins to break away from fruit. Here are some more tips Fruiting Plants Hope you receive some delicious fruit.

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