The best way to Prepare Fresh Cantaloupe Seeds for Planting

Cantaloupe melons began indoors are usually developed from seed or straight in the mattress. In moderate coastal U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 9, for instance, cantaloupe is sown indoors in late March for transplanting in early May. Saving your own seed from clean melons enables one to grow your preferred selection, but the seed must be prepared by you for preserving in the drop and store it. Starting cantaloupe in-doors also needs careful planning during transplanting to avoid root damage.

Seed Planning

Scoop the seeds in the cantaloupe using a spoon. Separate the seeds in the pulp and place them.

Add water to the bowl to protect the seeds. Soak the seeds for two days, stirring twice or once . The non-viable and pulp seeds floats to the the top of water.

Pour the pulp off the very best of the seeds. Drain the seeds in a colander and rinse them.

Lay the seeds on a paper-towel in one layer to dry. Dry the seeds for around one week.

Store the seeds in a jar until planting time. Label the jar using the contents and keep it in a dry, cool and dark place.

Planting Planning

Card-board seedling or fill biodegradable peat pots using a sterile seed-starting soil combination. Water the mixture till it is evenly moist. Cantaloupe can not tolerate root disturbance therefore the seeds are started indoors in pots that are bio degradable.

Check the seeds before sowing. Any dampness in the jar can trigger mildew, which renders seeds that are impacted non-viable. Sow plump but dry no signs of mildew and seeds with shells.

Sow the seeds one-per pot Keep the pots in a 70-degree Fahrenheit place and keep the soil moist until they germinate, usually within one week.

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