Muskmelon grows well in deep fertile and well-drained soil
Sandy loam rich in organic matter with good drainage and pH range of 6.5 - 7.5
During summer, irrigation the crop every week.
When rinds begin to change from green to tan or yellow, the melon is probably ripe, but be careful not to pick too early.
Look for a crack in the stem where it attaches to the fruit.
Harvest melon when vines are dry, and be careful not to damage them