Rows of harvested cantaloupe fruit.


Prepare to be blown away by the sweet, juicy taste of cantaloupes. This heat-loving melon is perfect for southern gardeners who have a relatively long growing season. Ready to grow your own? Check out all of tips down below to plant your own cantaloupe vines, select the right cultivars, and to control pests and disease. Happy gardening!

How to Grow Cantaloupe in the Garden

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Nothing says summer quite like the sweet, juicy flavor and bright orange flesh of the cantaloupe, so why not try growing it at home? Learn everything you need to know to add this tasty melon to your summer garden and enjoy a fresh, homegrown harvest – perfect for snacking, fruit salads, and smoothies. Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Muskmelons

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The complex, musky, lightly sweet flavor of muskmelons can take the place of a sugary dessert on a hot summer’s day. It’s easy to plant and grow them, and with proper caretaking, each productive vine will reward you with several melons. We’ll cover everything you need to know to make it happen! Read more now.

11 of the Best Cantaloupe Cultivars to Grow at Home

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Though the cantaloupe that’s available at the grocery store is generally pretty standard, this marvelous fruit is actually available in a variety of enticing cultivars. Ready to grow your own juicy and sweet melons? Dig into our roundup on Gardener’s Path to pick the best variety for your garden. Read more now.

Train Those Melons on a Trellis: How to Grow Cantaloupe Vertically

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Are you wondering if you have space in your garden for vining cantaloupe? It’s true that they take up several feet of space when they’re grown on the ground. But you can grow them vertically to save space, help prevent disease, and allow them to get all the sun they need. For everything you need to know, read more now.

How to Grow Cantaloupe in Containers

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Cantaloupe is a warm weather crop that’s sweet, firm, and scrumptious. If you want to harvest homegrown cantaloupe, but don’t have room in your garden (or the right type of weather) why not try growing it in containers? Planting in pots saves space in your garden and can extend the growing season. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Cantaloupe, the Sweetest Garden Candy

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If you’re growing cantaloupe, you may be wondering when and how to harvest the melons for maximum sweetness and flavor? Discover all the top tips on when and how to harvest your delicious, homegrown cantaloupe. Plus we’ve got some recipe ideas for different ways you can enjoy the juicy sweetness. Read more now.