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Honeydew melon

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant honeydew melon.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors (spring/fall) Start seeds outdoors (spring/fall) Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors (spring/fall) Plant spacing # plants per person
Honeydew melon 3a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Honeydew melon 3b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Honeydew melon 4a Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Honeydew melon 4b Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Honeydew melon 5a March 1-15 May 1-15 On/around May 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 5b March 1-15 May 1-15 On/around May 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 6a March 1-15 May 1-15 On/around May 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 6b March 1-15 May 1-15 On/around May 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 7a March 1-15 May 1-15 On/around May 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 7b March 1-15 May 1-15 On/around May 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 8a Feb. 1-15 April 1-15 On/around April 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 8b Feb. 1-15 April 1-15 On/around April 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 9a 4-6 weeks before planting outside Jan. 15-Feb. 15 Jan. 15-Feb. 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 9b 4-6 weeks before planting outside Jan. 15-Feb. 15 Jan. 15-Feb. 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 10a 4-6 weeks before planting outside March 1-April 15 March 1-April 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 10b 4-6 weeks before planting outside March 1-April 15 March 1-April 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 11a 4-6 weeks before planting outside March 1-April 15 March 1-April 15 36-42 inches 2
Honeydew melon 11b 4-6 weeks before planting outside March 1-April 15 March 1-April 15 36-42 inches 2

* Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost or direct sow 2 weeks after average last frost date. Transplant seedlings 4 weeks after average last frost date.