Well aren't you happier when you are warm at night?
By Janice on June 24, 2009 at 6:12 PMAt the beginning of the growing season this year, I was perusing seed catalogs and came across the fabulous offerings from Heritage Harvest Seed in Manitoba, and made a bold decision. I was going to attempt to grow Montreal Market Melons.
If you are familiar, these are a heritage variety that around the turn of the century, used to arrive in New York, Chicago and Boston, with great fanfare. They were noted as being extremely delicious, and people shelled out princely sums for a mere slice! The area they grew in in Montreal has since been developed, and the seed was thought to be lost until recently.
Now we here on the West Coast do not have weather that is normally considered conducive to melons. We get cool breezes off the water, that dip our nighttime temperatures a little too low for supreme melon happiness. Nonetheless, I was smitten, I was going to grow the Montreal Market melon!
Despite a rocky start to the season, I ended up with 3 starts, one of which I put in the greenhouse, one in one of the self-watering containers I made. I gave away the last one to a
As you can see, the melon is liking the greenhouse. I put it in a dark pot, to enusre the roots got nice and warm. Its starting to flower, although only male flowers at this point.