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i have canteloupe melons growing outside on my allotment, does anyone no if i can ripen them off the vine indoors like you can a tomato as im worried i will lose them to bad weather now its meant to be getting colder



Put them in a dry frost free shed on some new fleece or clean cloths, press the top end now and again to see if they are ripe.

23 Sep, 2010


They'll get softer, less astringent, and more fragrant, but no sweeter.

23 Sep, 2010


I havent got a shed will a greenhouse do or shall i bring them indoors

23 Sep, 2010


Better not to have sun on them.

23 Sep, 2010

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