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Trial begins on whether melon crop can be advanced for earlier harvest

Yesterday I transplanted melon starts that I began in Oasis cubes.

The transplantation to Dutch buckets took its toll on watermelon seedling especially. I think the problem was that I did not wet the perlite before I transplanted them and it dehydrated the seedlings.

The mixture in the Dutch bucket is about 20% coconut coir an 80% percent perlite. My hope is to advance a melon harvest by about 2 months so that I can have melons ready by May instead of July.

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