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ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 191
Is it too late to sow cucamelon seeds, please?
I wanted to grow them last year, bought the seeds in August and then forgot all about them until now! 😟

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873
    About three months too late I would say.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,478
    My packet said to sow in April/May, so it’s a bit late but…

    For: some say we are a couple of weeks behind in the season so you are only a few weeks out of range for sowing.
    Against: mine took weeks to go from seed to seedling (maybe as cooler back in April) but this would limit your window for ripening.

    I would have a go! I have some in a hanging basket, some in poly house and one in the ground…so far the basket is the most successful and forward due to the fact it has not been munched by pests. Good luck. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,517
    Ours were sown in Feb this year and we have one huge pot in our garden room and another in the polytunnel.
    Garden room one doing very well with 3 developing so far but we are having to pollinate the female flowers.
    Question how big do they need to be before you eat them?
    This is our first year of growing them.
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,801
    Generally grape-to-gooseberry sized. But we've picked smaller ones and they've been OK too. Try one?
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,517
    Will do and thank you.
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 191
    Thanks everyone for your positive comments!
    I will give it a go.
    😊
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 191
    I'm not holding my breath ... but I sowed the seeds on Saturday 3rd (I waited for a 'seed day') and they sprouted yesterday (roots). Today when I got home from work one cucamelon was 1" tall! 

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,478
    Fingers crossed they have time to mature 🤞🏼@SheperdsBarn

    I’m hoping mine will produce something…


    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,801
    Have you grown them before, @AuntyRach?
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn DevonPosts: 191
    Thank you for the photo ... I have been wondering what they will look like. :)
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