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September 2008

Melons

Dixon Montana melons
Yummy Northwest photo

O luscious melons grown right here in the Pacific Northwest.

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September 2008

Also enjoy an article about garlic by The Growing Gardener.

Quick links
Here are live links for sites mentioned in the September 2008 .pdf format:

Growing melons in a greenhouse (also information on hand-pollinating squash blossoms)

Growing melons in cool, short-season areas

Tips for growing melons in Oregon

Festivals

August 23
Dixon Melon Days, Dixon, Mont.

September 5-7
Winston-Dillard Melon Festival, Winston, Ore.

Book

Melons for the Passionate Grower, by Amy Goldman

 

Melon nutrients - a comparison (per 100 grams)
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Type

Protein

Fiber

Calcium

Potassium

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Cantaloupe

0.84 g

0.9 g

9 mg

267 mg

3382 IU

36.7 mg

Honeydew

0.54 g

0.8 g

6 mg

228 mg

  50 IU

  18 mg

Watermelon

0.61 g

0.4 g

7 mg

112 mg

 569 IU

  8.1 mg

 

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