What are the planting site requirements for muskmelon and watermelon?

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What are the planting site requirements for muskmelon and watermelon?

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Melons are relatively easy to grow.  Their basic requirements are full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil.  The planting site should receive at least 6 hours of direct sun each day.  Heavy, poorly drained soils can often be improved by incorporating organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, into the soil.   

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