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Germination of

Cucumis dipsaceus

Wooly Bear Gourd, Spiny Cucumber, Hedgehog Cucumber, Prickly Gourd, Wooly Cucumber, Barbed Gourd, Spiked Cucumber, Porcupine Gourd

Cucumis dipsaceus

Cucumis dipsaceus: Cucumis dipsaceus, or Horned Melon, seeds can be directly sown outdoors after the last frost date. Sow the seeds on the soil surface and lightly cover them with a thin layer of soil. Maintain a temperature of around 70-80°F (21-27°C) and keep the soil consistently moist. Germination usually takes 7 to 10 days.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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