Start indoors 4 weeks before your frost free date Sow seeds .6 cm deep 10 cm pots and keep temperatures between 27 and 32 degrees C. Thin to one plant per pot and keep warm and moist. Harden off before planting outside into rich soil. Keep soil moist until fruits set then allow the soil to stay on the dry side. Harvest when the tendril on the vine nearest the fruit stem is browning or dead. The melons will be sweet and fragrant when ripe.