Germinating Melon Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Ashford, CT
Question by dmcrocker
May 1, 1999
What is the recommended soil temperature for indoor germination of watermelons and cantelopes?

Answer from NGA
May 1, 1999


Melon seeds prefer a temperature of 75F degrees and will germinate in 5-7 days under ideal conditions. You can keep the pots or flats of seeds in a warm area, or provide bottom heat by using a greenhouse propagating mat or heat cable.

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