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I like to grow my melons ( cantaloupe, crenshaw, and sugar baby watermelon) on trellises to save space.  In my area I should be planting them now.  All of the trellis space, except the new one I just put in are full of peas.  The peas will produce until it gets hot, maybe early June.  Do I dare put my melons with my peas?
 
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It sounds like your growing  season is long enough to plant the melons after the peas.  It will be interesting to see what others have to say.
 
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Jen,

I wish I could help here but I am deathly allergic to Melons, as in I actually get the beginnings of anaphylactic shock if I eat even a small portion.  Therefore I don’t grow melons—but I wish I could because I love/used to love watermelon.

Eric
 
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I'm just worried because the peas take up a lot of room, and I don't know.  I think the melons may climb up the peas, then they wont be anchored to the trellis.  I don't know but I think I will give it a try and see what happens.
Bummer about your allergy Eric!  My son loves shrimp, and is very allergic to it, I'ts always something good.  I guess if we were allergic to something we hated, we would never know.
I haven't had much success with Melons.  Watermelon are sparse, and I get lots of cantaloupe, but it's the only thing I have ever grown that doesn't taste as good as the stuff I get at the store.  I am determent to change that.  Thanks for your comments
 
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Jen,

I don’t know what I would do without shellfish!  I love shrimp, lobster, scallops, crab legs etc.  Too bad for you and your son.  The allergies are really no fun.

Eric
 
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