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Growing Rockmelon, also Canteloupe

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29 Mar 17 Dianne James (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I live near goulburn nsw and was wondering if i could grow rockmelon if so when thank you
15 Oct 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Probably after the last chance of frosts. Start seeds 3-4 weeks before the last frost.
30 Mar 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
Rock melons like it hot so should do well in Goulburn. Start the plants early in Toilet paper cylinders ready for planting after the last frost. Plant the cylinder and all as the cylinder will rot. Seeds are generally readily available or look online at companies like - Green Harvest, Eden Seeds, Diggers, New Gippsland Seeds, etc. There are a number of shorter season varieties listed if you are worried. All the best.
10 Apr 17 Lizzy (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I am growing the diggers rockmelon world variety in Queanbeyan on a northern bank The ones that came out were honeydew. They are small but very tasty. D'agen rockmelon also grow. Get them going early in a glasshouse or inside.
07 Oct 17 Monique (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Lizzy, do you mind me asking where your melons came from? I'm in Queanbeyan myself and have just moved to a place with garden space so my daughter would love to grow some yummy things, but it's too late to start melon from seeds and I can't find rockmelon seedlings!
15 Oct 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
My wife had a rock melon 2 weeks ago and I just threw the seeds and core under a small mango tree I'm growing and they germinated straight away. Although rockies are planted early in September here (seedlings) I'm going to give it a go. I might plant some corn near them, to give them some shade.
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