Growing Guide for Melons

By Dr. Mercola

Sweet, succulent and delicious, melons are one of the largest fruits, offering a completely unique flavor among all other fruit offerings. Why grow them yourself?

One reason is because commercially grown melons are picked at a slightly unripe state to survive being shipped long distances, and there’s also a good chance they’ll sit in a truck, on a skid in the back of the grocery store or in a bin among dozens of others, so they’re picked when they’re still a little green if growers and food chains want them presented for sale at peak ripeness.

However, the longer melons remain on the vine, the sweeter and more delicious they become. That explains why you’ve probably purchased what looks to be a perfectly ripe melon at the grocery store but found it rather bland once it was cut. The solution is growing your own. Can you imagine

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