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Melon Plants Just Starting Off ...Plant Inside or Out

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
I stupidly chucked 4 melon seeds into a pot and they are now about 6 inches long and very healthy

Do I

1. Leave in the conservatory 
2. Plant outside under a fleece cloche

Any experience friends.........and yes I know it was silly but I was bored  :/
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,682
    no point in having them outside now. If they withstand the wind, they'll be hit by cold nights before they set fruit.
    Devon.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
    Thanks Hostafan 1

    Can I just leave the 4 of  them in the one 6 inch pot and let them trail across the wooden floor or should I place one in a separate pot of its own

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,682
    They'll make massive plants, easily 6ft / 2m diameter each.
    I'd say they need to be in a 20l pot each. 
    How big is your conservatory? ;)
    Devon.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
    14 x 8 foot but contains a 6 foot potting on table.

    20l pot.............Could you please explain what this means  ;) 


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  • It's the volume of the pot, i.e. how much soil you can pack into it.
    This should help you: https://www.jacksonsnurseries.co.uk/plant-pot-size-guide.html

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,682
    Image result for 20l plant pot
    Devon.
  • 20ltr is a big pot for a conservatory nearly half a meter across at the top, you might want to pick the strongest plant and bin the rest, if you want to keep any of them, it is the wrong time of year for starting melons really.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
    Much appreciated friends....What a team  B)

    I have some 12" wide pots so I will fill 2 and pot on the two strongest plants

    I now realise that its the wrong time to start them off but I am still Young and Reckless   >:)

    Just had to shelter in the Poly on the Community gardens and it has a grape vine with Ivy Bees flying about. As soon as the rain storm came they all stopped flying and huddle together,

    Aint Nature Amazing. ............And we think we know everything  o:)


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  • Me personally would bin them to late for them, I have just binned mine had tennis ball size fruits but far to late to ripen the hot weather really delayed settings of fruit the flowers did not really began till the weather cooled down but that left short time for fruit to set and ripen. 
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
    Thanks Jason
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