|Number of Seeds||30 seeds|
|Spacing in Row||36 - 48 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||60 - 72 inches|
|Planting Depth||1/2 inch|
|Days to Germination||3 - 10 days|
|Days to Maturity||85 days|
Sow indoors under protection 2-3 weeks before last frost, or direct sow after last frost and when soil has warmed significantly. Provide fertile soil and plenty of space. As fruits mature, elevate using flat, porous stones or ceramic shards to avoid rotting fruit. Melons are ripe when they slip from the vine with a gentle tug; color will deepen and fruit will become aromatic. Remember, you must have a healthy population of pollinators like bees to get a good fruit set. Harvest when skin turns orange-yellow. Stores well for several weeks after harvest.