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WatermelonHOW TO PLANT WATERMELON:

No other fruit says summer quite like sweet, juicy, thirst-quenching watermelon. It’s not only refreshing on a summer day, it is also packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin B, as well as some of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. Watermelon can take up precious space in the garden, but it’s worth it. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

SOIL PREPARATION:

One of biggest keys to success in organic gardening is the condition of the soil. There needs to be adequate organic matter to hold moisture and nutrients. And at the same time, the soil needs to be loose enough for good aeration and drainage, which will help promote strong root development.

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honeydewHOW TO GROW CANTALOUPE/HONEY DEW:

Cantaloupe and honey dew are easy to grow with a few tips. Don’t plant too soon — wait until all frost danger is over — and keep them moist at all times. It’s very important that you don’t let them dry out during the hot part of the summer.  Keeping them moist is the secret.  One other tip: don’t plant cantaloupe in the same bed as your cucumbers. If you plant them too close to your cucumbers, they might cross and starting taking on the same flavor. In fact, plant up wind in you can.

SOIL PREPARATION:

One of biggest keys to success in organic gardening is the condition of the soil.  There needs to be adequate organic matter to hold moisture and nutrients.  And at the same time, the soil needs to be loose enough for good aeration and drainage, which will help promote strong root development.

Read the rest of this entry »