How to Plant Melon From Seeds


Melons can be grown indoors or outdoors, and they are nice additions to any garden. They take time and patience, and need a warm environment most of the time. If planting outside, it should be done in the spring.

Step 1

Fill seed trays with potting soil. Plant the seeds in the seed trays about 1/2 of an inch deep.

Step 2

Sprinkle or spray water lightly over the seeds to moisten them. Water them when the soil feels dry. Place them in full sun for about six to eight hours per day.

Step 3

Watch the seeds until they begin to germinate; there will be a couple of small leaves on the end.

Step 4

Water the melons only at the roots as they get larger. It is important not to over-water the melons as this causes them to split in half during growth. Consider using a drip irrigation method to ensure the melons are watered properly.

Step 5

Create a support line with string when the vines begin to produce melons. Tie the string to stakes on either side of the melons, with the string pulled tightly through the plant's vines and leaves so the melon begins to anchor itself on the support line.

Things You'll Need

  • Soil trays
  • Potting compost soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Support line


  • Growing Melons
  • Planting Melon Seeds
Keywords: growing melons, planting fruit seeds, melon seed care

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