Cantaloupes are a type of melon with a tan-green rind. Typically, the rind is covered in a spiderweb-like pattern, though some varieties may also be striped. Inside, the flesh is bright orange and sweet. Their growing requirements are similar to that of other popular melons, such as watermelons and honeydew melons.Cantaloupes do best in well-draining soil that’s a mix between loamy and sandy.

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  • Water: Water in the morning, and try to avoid wetting the leaves, as wet foliage encourages fungal and other diseases. Reduce watering once fruits are growing. 

    Light: Plant in a spot that gets full sun. To produce the best melons, the plants need all the light they can get. Plus, afternoon sun will dry off leaves, reducing the risk of fungal and other diseases that come with wet foliage

    Special Notes: 

    Once fruit begins to grow, prune end buds off vines. Your plants may produce fewer melons, but they will be larger and of better quality