Melons love a hot climate but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a go at growing your own. They will need to be grown under cover to produce fruit. Therefore, a greenhouse, cold frame or base of a warm wall covered with a plastic cloche are the best choices.
This variety is a reliable variety best suited to the British weather producing tennis ball size fruit, ideal for a one person serving. Sow seed in seed trays at a depth of 1cm. They’ll need to be placed inside a heated propagator or with a plastic bag over the tray and kept in a warm environment with a temperature of around 20C until they germinate which is usually seven to ten days.
When the leaves emerge, you’ll need to put them out of direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorch and then pot on into individual small pots until they’re large enough to transfer into grow bags.