Honey rock melon (10 seeds per pack)

Honey rock melon (10 seeds per pack)

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Honey rock melon (10 seeds per pack)

R 34.99

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  • A favourite amoungst melon variety

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Honey Rock Melon

Honey Rock Melon is a definite favourite amongst the Melon family - with it’s delicious sweet honey flavour, we can see why. This easy to grow Melon variety is ideal for your child’s first planting experience

Planting:

  • Plant the seedlings in full sunlight about 90cm apart from each other.
  • Melons are thirsty plants, so water them well.
  • Ensure you have a support structure for the vines and keep the melons suspended to avoid the fruit from rotting in the moist soil.

*Rootbox hint – Once the fruits have developed, hang them in an old onion sack or stocking to keep them off the ground. The sack or stocking will stretch as the melons grow. 

Harvesting:

  • As the melon matures, it will start giving off a sweet scent. If it breaks off from the branch with relative ease then it is ready to harvest.
  • Another way to check if they are ready is to press the ends of the melon in. If they feel slightly soft, then you know they are ripe.

*Rootbox Culinary hint – make a melon smoothie!

This fun recipe is really easy for kids to make and is a great replacement for milkshakes.

Ingredients:

1 melon

500g Greek yoghurt

1 cup orange juice

5-6 ice cubes

Directions:

Add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend for 1 minute. Remember, the more ice you use, the more watered down it will be. Add fresh mint for taste to bring out the sweetness of the melon.