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    First time growing melons.

    Got two Emir in the polytunnel looking good so far with potentially the start of fruit. Very exciting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenowhere View Post
    First time growing melons.

    Got two Emir in the polytunnel looking good so far with potentially the start of fruit. Very exciting.
    Wish I had. Mine's been popping out flowers for over a week now - but initially only female ones, now only male ones. I believe that makes pollination a tad tricky
    Last edited by chris_m; 09-06-2018 at 08:36 AM.
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    All the best from rural South Cumbria
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFFS View Post
    i have two melon plants gone into the greenhouse border, each climbing up a cane ladder type frame, doing well at the moment, as we have had our best weather for 12yrs over the last month, we have had so much sun and warmth, its great, we usually get 2-3 days sun at a time ,but this has been day after day, and we see the storms down south and think that for once its not us, this weather can go on as long as it likes, as for the last 3yrs we lost our melons in the greenhouse, when we got sharp, cold nights in the augusts, and they died on the plant each time, so we are hoping for a warmer august this year..
    BUFFS sounds like you are onto a good one this year,(fingers crossed) As long as they make some good growth now in the 'hot' weather we stand a chance... x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    Last year I grew two emir melons outside in black buckets,this year Iíve potted up seven so far,thereís a couple more still to plant,emir are the only variety out of around seven varieties Iíve grown over the years that have produced melons.
    How many melons do you think have set out of your seven Jane, so far? you lucky Lady we usually get warm dry weather at the start of the season but being 'way out west' usually means we get the 'wet and windy' as soon as the jet stream shifts
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_m View Post
    Wish I had. Mine's been popping out flowers for over a week now - but initially only female ones, now only male ones. I believe that makes pollination a tad tricky
    I woke up to 5 female flowers this morning Chris but had to wait until lunchtime before a few male flowers started opening. So 'like a mad woman" I had my little make-up brush at the ready to hand pollinate, only time will tell if i'm successful or not... I'm hoping your luck changed as well as mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthgirl Jen View Post
    How many melons do you think have set out of your seven Jane, so far? you lucky Lady we usually get warm dry weather at the start of the season but being 'way out west' usually means we get the 'wet and windy' as soon as the jet stream shifts
    My plants are quite small with buds that are probably male. Last years photos show the melons set in July,I got one from each plant I don’t think they would’ve had time for two. Two melons were growing on one of the plants but they were both really small compared to the singular melon on the other plant,so I cut the smallest one off & just did one per plant last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    My plants are quite small with buds that are probably male. Last years photos show the melons set in July,I got one from each plant I don’t think they would’ve had time for two. Two melons were growing on one of the plants but they were both really small compared to the singular melon on the other plant,so I cut the smallest one off & just did one per plant last year.
    Well Done Jane at least you got some melons. They are a little addictive aren't they. Well I have had another 4 female flowers appear on the collective farm woman melons today! I thank the lovely weather we are having at the moment, we have to get in early in the West. I also have 2 female flowers on the sugarbaby watermelons now hand pollinated, fingers crossed they take. I could be all 'bluff and bluster' and shouldn't wish my week away just to see if they have taken

    My extra large gooseberry (Collective Farm Woman Melon) is now approaching the size of a small satsuma... lol...
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    Edit to main post to see growth... 10 days later!

    Hopefully I can keep adding to this

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