How to Grow Cantaloupe in a Pot

fresh Cantaloupe growing on a stalk

Cantaloupe is a type of fruit that people can grow in pots and containers. Growing cantaloupe in a pot is probably the easiest way to grow this fruit yourself because it does not require any special care. The plants need a lot of heat and water but can produce fruit in 10-14 months.

The best time to plant your cantaloupe seeds is on the soil with a temperature above 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

The pot the cantaloupe is planted in should be at least 12 inches deep so that the roots are not disturbed by watering during hot summer days and has good drainage holes for the water to escape easily.

To grow your cantaloupe in a pot, you should follow these steps:

  1. Choose the perfect place for your plant. Place this pot somewhere it will receive plenty of light and good ventilation, but also protect from frost at night if necessary (if you live in a cold climate).
  2. Soak the seeds for about 3 hours before planting them and then plant them 2 inches below the surface of the soil.
  3. Watering should be done when the top of the soil is dry to prevent any damage to the plant. This usually happens every 3-4 days, but as we get closer to summertime it will need to be watered more often.

How to grow cantaloupe indoors

Growing cantaloupes indoors can be tricky because of the space and amount of sunlight needed to grow them.

The first step to growing cantaloupe indoors is to start the seeds off in the right conditions. This will ensure that the plant has enough time to develop before being transplanted outside. 

Place the pot in a sunny spot or on your porch so that the plant gets plenty of light.

The seeds should be planted at least eight weeks before the last frost date for your region in containers that are at least two inches deep and wide, and at least six inches tall. Watering needs should be regular, but not too frequent to avoid root rot or molding.

How to fertilise Cantaloupe plant

Fertilizing your Cantaloupe plants can be as easy as following these steps:

  1. Ensure that the soil is well-drained, fertile, and has a pH level of between 6.0 and 6.5
  2. Place a fertilizer rich in nitrogen near the base of the plant
  3. Water frequently so that the soil is damp but not soggy.
  4. Do not use leaf mulch or other organic matter near the base of the plant because it can cause fungal growths


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