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Germination of

Cucumis melo

Tiger Melon or Tigger Melon: Tiger's eye melon, striped melon, variegated melon

Cucumis melo

Cucumis melo: These plants prefer well-draining soil with a mix of compost, sand, and peat moss. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep in the soil and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Place the pot in a warm, bright location. The seeds should germinate within 7-10 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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