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xx   FRUIT

How to carve and prepare a fresh watermelon compote.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1973 (v.51#8) pg. 9

Three varieties of giants you can grow in your garden: the Black Diamond watermelon, the New Guinea bean and the Hungarian mammoth squash. Includes planting instructions and information on where to get seeds.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1977 (v.67#3) pg. 62

How to raise cantaloupes.
COUNTRYSIDE Jul 1980 (v.64#7) pg. 35

How to grow watermelons.
COUNTRYSIDE Aug 1981 (v.65#8) pg. 30

Grow a vining crop (such as melons) by using a polyethylene tarp and an old rubber tire. Minimizes maintenance, fertilizer, water and weeding.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.74#3) pg. 28

Tip: Growing melons in temporary "melon mounds" on the lawn.
FINE GARDENING #7 May-Jun 1989 pg. 8

How to train cantaloupes up a wire trellis. Melons are cradled in slings.
FINE GARDENING #19 May-Jun 1991 pg. 10

How to hand-pollinate cucumbers, squashes and melons.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1981 (v.25#3) pg. 13

A guide to identifying insects that attack cucumbers, squash, melons and pumpkins and how to control them.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1988 (v.32#4) pg. 66

A guide to growing good melons. Describes common insects and diseases and their control. Regional digest gives tips on successful melon-raising in each area.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1989 (v.33#3) pg. 49

How to grow muskmelons in the short-season of Vermont.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1997 (v.41#2) pg. 62

Advice on when and how to prune watermelon and cantaloupe vines.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 40

The wonderful world of melons. A guide to varieties and how to grow them.
GARDEN GATE #15 Jun 1997 pg. 26

Tip tells how to use an old tire as a raised bed that heats up earlier for growing melons.
GARDEN GATE #20 Apr 1998 pg. 6

Tips on fertilizing and watering vine crops (squash, cucumber and melon).
HORTICULTURE Jun 1990 (v.68#6) pg. 8

Growing melons (and other heat-loving crops, such as eggplants and peppers) with plastic mulch. Step-by-step instructions on preparing the soil, laying plastic mulch, transplanting the melons, and covering the bed.
HORTICULTURE May 1995 (v.73#5) pg. 68

Advice on how to successfully grow melons in the Northeast.
KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 16

The way to sweet, tasty muskmelons. Advice on long-season melon varieties, their culture and harvest.
KITCHEN GARDEN #9 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 22

Tip recommends using the curlicue tendril closest to where a watermelon stem attaches to the vine as a clue to ripeness.
KITCHEN GARDEN #10 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 20

Tip tells how to make a mesh packet for washing, drying and storing melon seeds.
KITCHEN GARDEN #13 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 16

Watermelons. How to grow them in the home garden.
KITCHEN GARDEN #16 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 27

Hints on growing, harvesting and serving watermelon.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #124 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 18

How to start melons in peat boxes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1977 (v.24#2) pg. 98

Tips from a northern Ohio gardener on a space-saving way to plant watermelons in circles.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1977 (v.24#3) pg. 82

Tips on how to tell if a melon (cantaloupe or watermelon) is ripe and ready to be picked.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1977 (v.24#5) pg. 156

How to raise melons in a small backyard garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 78

How to grow cantaloupes sucessfully. Article covers inside germination of the seeds, planting and how to control the yellow-and-black-striped cucumber beetle.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 168

How to trench-grow cucumbers, melons and squash.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1979 (v.26#1) pg. 83

How to grow watermelons.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1979 (v.26#2) pg. 94

How to raise melons and pumpkins in dry soils by planting them around buried water-filled earthenware pitchers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1979 (v.26#7) pg. 92

How to grow seedless watermelon.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1980 (v.27#1) pg. 176

Strategies for growing the ultimate in sweet muskmelons.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1980 (v.27#9) pg. 72

Tip: Use wood ashes to protect squash and melons from the stem borer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1981 (v.28#3) pg. 11

How to raise watermelons in almost any garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1982 (v.29#4) pg. 58

Cantaloupe bonanza. Perfect timing and a pair of companion-planting tricks yield one melon for every two square feet.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1982 (v.29#5) pg. 49

Hotbed muskmelons. This method will produce 3 fruit per plant in a cool climate.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1982 (v.29#5) pg. 52

Double-pot transplanting system reduces melon transplant shock.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 16

Tip for growing watermelons and cantaloupes in red clay soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 16

How to grow vine-ripened cantaloupe in the Northwest without a greenhouse.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 60

Tip: Use hairy fetch as a source of nutrients for raising watermelons.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 69

Tips for early and reliable watermelon production.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1984 (v.31#2) pg. 86

Selecting and raising cantaloupes.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1985 (v.32#5) pg. 56

Grow melons and cucumbers on raised horizontal racks of wire mesh set in a wooden frame.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1986 (v.33#1) pg. 24

How to stretch the melon season. Suggestions on varieties, ways to warm the soil and on storage.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1987 (v.34#9) pg. 39

Seedless varieties of watermelon. Includes tips for successful germination.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1988 (v.35#7) pg. 63

Tip: A presprouting method for melon, pumpkin, cucumber and squash seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1989 (v.36#2) pg. 82

A "high-tech" tip involving using a digital scale for determining when a watermelon is ripe.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1989 (v.36#7) pg. 61

Interplant beans with cucumbers or melons to improve the germination.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1990 (v.37#3) pg. 91

East meets west. The latest varieties of international cantaloupes and tips on raising them.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1990 (v.37#5) pg. 39

Seedless watermelons. Selection and growing tips.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1990 (v.37#9) pg. 44

Tips on checking for ripe watermelons in USDA Zone 5.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#7) pg. 24

Saving seeds for the next season. Specific advice on tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, squash, eggplants and cucumbers. Includes advice on hand-pollination to insure the resulting plant duplicates the parent.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1992 (v.39#7) pg. 32

Tip tells how to fall-seed garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, melons and squash.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1992 (v.39#8) pg. 70

"Icebox" watermelons, their attributes and culture.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1993 (v.40#4) pg. 32

Growing melons (cantaloupes/muskmelons, tropicals, charantais and winter melons). Their culture and tips on using mulch and row covers. How to tell when a melon is ready to harvest.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1993 (v.40#5) pg. 34

Muskmelons, cantaloupes, and more. Selecting and raising an easy-grow melon that's right for your region.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1995 (v.42#7) pg. 47

Wild about watermelons. A guide to varieties and growing them. Includes eight ways to tell when a melon is ripe.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1996 (v.43#7) pg. 38

Tips on planting a trap crop to lure insect pests away from melons.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1998 (v.45#4) pg. 12

A melon sampler. Different varieties described. Advice on how to tell if a melon is ripe. Seven tips to help you succeed when growing melons.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1998 (v.45#5) pg. 28

Tip on raising cucumbers and melons in straw bales.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1999 (v.46#3) pg. 64

Tip: Use inverted coffee cans to support melons as they grow.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 28

Extraction of growth promoting substances from cantaloupe.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Aug 1964 (v.211#2) pg. 100

How to grow melons in containers.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 260

How to train melons, squash, and gourds to grow on trellises.
SUNSET Jun 1980 (v.164#6) pg. 81

How to sweeten up melons, even in cool climates.
SUNSET Apr 1984 (v.172#4) pg. 258

Raising magnificent melons requires the right variety and some "high-tech" gardening.
SUNSET Apr 1988 (v.180#4) pg. 122

Charentais melons. A look at varieties, their culture and harvest.
SUNSET May 1995 (v.194#5) pg. 74

Space-saving watermelons. Advice on choosing and growing bush type varieties.
SUNSET Apr 1996 (v.196#4) pg. 91

Superstars of the summer garden. Recommendations on varieties of tomatoes, corn and melons.
SUNSET Apr 1997 (v.198#4) pg. 62

Suggestions on growing tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans, peas, squash and melons on a fence or trellis.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1987 (v.52#8) pg. 47