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Old February 15, 2017   #6
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Delaware
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My next door neighbor planted a Sugar Baby in 10" plastic pot and got 2 melons off the vine. He just let the vines wander around the ground beside his 2 small raised beds. He would move them out of the way for the lawn mower. I didn't even know it was possible to grow them in a pot. But I'm going to try it myself this summer.

I bought a close-out sale Sugar Baby from the garden center last summer and couldn't find room for it in my garden. So I planted it in a clearing in the woods near one of my compost piles thinking it would at least get nutrients from the compost. It survived for a couple of months but finally died of dehyration. It was a brutal summer and, unfortunately, my garden hose wouldn't reach that far. If I had known, I would have given the poor Sugar Baby a plastic pot.
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