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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to talk about how to grow honeydew melons. So, the materials that you will need are honeydew melon seeds, or a plant that's already growing that you get from a start, and an area to grow it, a large area, because they do make a big vine. So first step, start your melons after the last freeze, but wait a little longer. You want the nights to be warm; at least fifty, even sixty degrees or warmer, because, if it's too cold, they're just not going to grow at all and the seeds will die. So wait until, even June is a good time to start your melons if you live in a colder climate, because you want it to be warm outside at night. So, when you plant them, just make little raised areas, and then just put a little trough and sprinkle the seeds in, and cover them up about one inch, and water them well. Next step; they'll grow a big viney plant through the summer, and in the fall, they'll produce these wonderful, wonderful honeydew melons. Usually, it's more late summer, if you live in a little bit warmer climate. And then, take your melons off of the plant and enjoy them. And when the plant turns brown, just pull it up and throw it in the compost bin.