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Plant the seedlings in large

Plant the seedlings in large (10-gallon) pots that have holes in the bottom for drainage, with well composted/fertilized soil with a pHof around 6.5. Have no more than two plants in one container.

Note that the container will heat up (more than the ground would). Keep a watch on its moisture, but don't overwater it. Melons in containers cannot tolerate dry soil and may require daily or twice-daily waterings when it is hot and dry. Fertilize with fish emulsion every six weeks. Reduce water when the cantaloupes are full size but not yet ripe.