MelonsMelon seeds can be started in the greenhouse one month before transplanting outdoors when the weather is frost-free and warm, or direct-seeded one to two weeks after last frost. Melons like consistently warm conditions and will perform best when used with row covers. Agribon+ AG-19 Floating Row Cover provides the extra warmth melons need. Remove covers when the plants have female flowers with tiny fruits at the bases of the blossoms.
Tasty Bites is a new variety of personal-sized melon. Bred by crossing an ananas and a charantais, it is a sweet, aromatic melon with an above-average shelf life and an extended harvest period, making it a great choice for market gardeners. Fruits average 1 to 2 lb.