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Melons in Maine

Melon plants started – and planted – in milk cartons. Tomash photo.

Melon plants started – and planted – in milk cartons. Tomash photo.

May 3, 2013

With a little TLC, you can grow melons in Maine – and Adam Tomash, a MOFGA member and gardener extraordinaire, knows how. In the summer 2012 issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, Tomash described starting melons on June 1 in half-gallon milk containers filled with quality potting soil and transplanting them to the garden a few weeks later. So start collecting materials now – seeds, seeding mix, milk cartons – so that you'll be ready to sow in a few weeks. Read Tomash's article.

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