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Melon seeds have sprouted

Last week, I planted an Oasis Cube platt with melon seeds, some variation but mostly Israeli Old Original. These will be an experiment to see if I can start Dutch buckets of melons early in the ear and set them outside when the temps allow in March.

My goal is to have a melon Harvest that begins at the end of spring and the beginning of summer rather than only at the end of summer as happens when I plant seed outdoors after the last average frost date.

The seeds have sprouted by this week.

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