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?


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Answer from NGA
May 1, 1999

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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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