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Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

There’s something about the taste, smell and texture of a melon that means summer has arrived. Sure you can get watermelon, cantaloupe and other varieties at the grocery store, but it’s worth the wait for fresh fruit when they are in season.

Iowa State University horticulturist Dan Fillius offers tips on how to grow the best melons. We’ll talk about when and where to plant and how to nurture your garden crop.


  • Dan Fillius |ISU Extension commercial vegetable and specialty crop specialist

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Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.