This afternoon I was in the greenhouse sowing more seeds. I’ve nearly finished with all the ones I want to sow in March, yes I know it’s April. Once all the March ones are done, then I can move onto the April seeds. So this afternoon I sowed the last of the Ambrosia Cantaloupe Melons that Chuck Fenster sent me from the States. They germinate beautifully, but unless our summer is unbelievably hot then the likelihood of me managing to get any decent sized fruit is very rare. I keep them in the greenhouse, but even that doesn’t help sometimes. If nothing happens this year, then I think I’ll have to give up on the melon front. I also sowed some more Sweet Peppers. These are a mixed variety, so I should get all sorts of different shapes, sizes and colours. Then finally I sowed the last of my Coriander “Leisure”. The greenhouse if getting very full now, so I’m going to have to start taking some of the seedlings in 3 inch pots down to the greenhouse on the allotment. It’s like letting go to a security blanket or letting you’re kids walk to school for the first time. You know they’ll be fine, but you worry.
Good luck with your melons 😉
If you can get some manure then have a pile in the corner of greenhouse to raise the heat level and extend growing time for melons. It’s better than wasting money on fuel. You will need to turn pile occasionally to keep it hot
That’s a good idea, although my greenhouse would then start to smell. I think I may use a candle under a terracotta pot instead.