Benefits of Honeydew
Direct Seeding Honeydew in the Garden
In areas with a growing season longer than 120 days, honeydew can be direct seeded in the garden. Honeydew seed germinates best in warm soil, with the optimum soil temperature for germination around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. A black plastic mulch, with holes cut out for the individual melon plants, warms the soil up faster to promote earlier growth and fruit production.Melon vines sprawl, so allow plenty of space.