Work begins in the early spring for our cantaloupe and watermelon crop. Each seed is planted by hand into a 72-cell growing tray and grown in our greenhouse for approximately one month until it is ready to be transplanted into our field.
We plant both cantaloupe and watermelon onto black plastic mulch which helps the plant grow by increasing soil temperature, reducing weed pressure, and conserving soil moisture.
Honey bee hives are placed throughout the field in order to ensure each cantaloupe or watermelon flower gets pollinated.
Cantaloupe and watermelon are usually ready to be harvested around the last week of July until early september. We harvest each melon by hand to ensure