Hey everyone, I just have a small melon patch going, as I DO live in Minnesota and can’t get too carried away. I’m attempting to grow this year:
Hale’s best muskmelon, was a free seed packet from some seed catalogue. Tried it last year, it got shaded out by corn and didn’t produce.
Vert Grimpant (green climbing) Charentais type small melon. Tried it last year, I don’t think I gave it enough compost, and it got shaded too. It’s in a better spot this season and starting to climb and flower. I got the seed from Baker Creek, but I’ve noticed they’re not selling it this year.
Wilson’s Sweet, from Baker Creek, produced for me last year in MN. I was thrilled to have it and it motivated me to try melons again.
Zatta, also called Brutto ma buono, which is Italian for “ugly but good,” from Baker Creek who is not selling this variety any longer. Another small climber that I failed at last year, in a sunnier, better amended spot this season. Flowers are abundant.