Planting Times For Muskmellon. - Knowledgebase Question

Independence, MO
Question by PCHTS
March 29, 2001
When is the best time in West Central Missouri to plant muskmellon?


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Answer from NGA
March 29, 2001

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Melons like a warm soil and do not tolerate any frost at all, so wait to plant until about a week after your last frost date when it has had some time to warm up. If you want to start them earlier, allow about two weeks or so from seeding to transplanting about a week after the frost date. If you don't know your frost date, check with your county extension or a neighbor who gardens a lot. Enjoy those melons!

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