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Leaf lettuce is seeding. Gotta pull it all up, eat, and give away rest. Adjacent plants are jalapenos and tomatoes doing well in central TX heat.
Want to seed for something I like to eat. Never tried growing cantalope (cantaloupe). Is it too late in season for this if planting seed?
Raised garden. Average depth of soil is 6" brought in. Various bagged potting soils, 10-5-5 fertilizer, sandy loam with some clay. Use ditch irrigation, deep soak method. Water drains well.
Planted watermelon seed in same garden to replace spinach some 3 weeks ago. Its got 3rd set of leaves now. My son says its too late in season for that?
Will probably go with spinach and leaf lettuce seed again in September. Don't expect much of frost here till November. Dave
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If you're not getting much frost until November, you might get good production from you watermelon. Mine have usually got at least a foot by how, and are getting ready to race. I think watermelon may be the only plant you'll be able to SEE grow.
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We don't generally get a frost here until after Thanksgiving.
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Thats what I was thinkin'. The watermelons seeds that I've seen call for anywhere from 65 to 120 days. 120 days gives you to the beginning of Nov. plos a few days to spare. Times awastin'. Get to it.
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Indeed... Not an edible but I'm fixin' to stick some birdhouse gourd seeds into the ground on the fence line. :-)
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Have you grown them before? I have one in the ground (2 wks) and 2 standing by for an opportunity. I see that you have to dry and lacquer them but it is always nice to have somebody with experience to hold your hand the first time.
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Omelet, could you email me? I seem to have suddenly become a Luddite.
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As I said, planted about 3 weeks ago. 3rd set of leaves now. Did I omit something?
Was wondering about the cantalope primarily... Dave
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Did you plant some yet? There are some short season cantalopes that you'd probably be able to grow. I can't think of which catalog I saw them in. My normal catalogs are Pinetree Seeds, Territorial, Nichols and Johnny's. This late in the season, an order that was faxed or emailed in would probably get shipped within a day or two.
Ah, another short season catalog seedsman is High Altitude Gardens in Idaho. All open pollinated seed.
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