James – Florida

I am growing a cantaloupe from a seed in a large pot. the vine is about 4 feet long. I want to know what fertilizer is best to use as it is growing and what/when to transition to a flowering/fruiting fertilizer.

James – Florida

I would recommend using the Bud & Bloom Booster Fertilizer about 6 – 8 weeks before harvest. It might be too late depending on when you planted them. They typically are ready for harvest within 90-100 days (give or take depending on species). My recommendation for planting would be to Fertilize with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer 5-5-2 at time of planting (unless starting from seeds, then fertilizer in 2-3 weeks). Then about 8 weeks later transition to Dr. Earth Bud & Bloom Booster 3-9-4.