Melons are a heat loving plant that are often grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel. They are a member of the cucurbit family that also includes courgette, marrow, squash, pumpkin, and cucumber.
Originating from the hot African continent, the capability to grow melons in the UK climate is due to the development of modern cultivars. It is recommended to grow melons in the warmest and sunniest part of the garden or allotment.
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