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    tamsin is offline Tuber
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    I'm growing one melon indoors - planted into a bucket and one out. The outside one I've just potted up and will keep in for at least another couple of weeks as the night temperatures are still very cold.

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    Very excited as I achieved Outdoor Wonder germination this week! Am monitoring the seedling situation almost hourly. Been putting it outside in the greenhouse on sunny days this week and bringing back into the kitchen each evening.
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    Default outdoor wonder melon

    Quote Originally Posted by keepondiggin View Post
    Hi
    have just ordered a couple of Outdoor Wonder outdoor melons and just wondered if anyone else has tried these and how they grew etc.Did you use pots-if so what size and do they need piching out etc-any help appreciated as not tried these before and as we are due a hot summer thought I'd give them a go!
    They are all growing well, but I am not sure what I should do next. They are ina grow bag, not tied up as yet. Help please

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    So it's now August and i have small melons appearing - v exciting!

    But how do I know when they are ripe? Any good clues to look for?

    Thanks

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    You can tell a melon is ripe by the smell - if you have it enclosed in a cloche then you can tell when you take the cloche off. And gentle pressure at the flower end - just as you test for ripeness in the shop.
    Whooops - now what are the dogs getting up to?

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    BenLothair is offline Germinator
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    Thanks, Jeanied, the smell did indeed give me the best guidance. In the end, I got about 3 melons per plant, and one plant grew especially good size melons. All tasted great! I will definitely have another go next year.

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    Melon breeding seems to have come on in recent years and I think I will have a go next year. Many years ago, when I last had a go, I could never get more than 1 fruit per plant.
    As with all home grown fruit there is nothing to compare with the exquisite taste.

    Ian

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