So the melons are coming along nicely. They absolutely shot up at first, but have kind of levelled out now. The second wave of growth is coming through.
A total of eleven have germinated, leaving six stuck in eternal slumber. The roots are starting to poke through on a few of them, so I'll have to decide which ones to keep and which ones to guerilla plant in a park somewhere around here.
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The spider plants have completely stopped growing. One of two things is responsible for this - I've been keeping the melons wet as is the way of melons apparently, and that is either too wet for the spiders, or the precipitous drop in temperature this week has stunted their growth. Seriously, it was twenty degrees last week and now it's nine. And raining. What is up with that?
The next step is presumably planting them into something bigger. These pots are designed to be planted whole, the roots grow through and they disintegrate. I think another week or so should do it, what with the weather becoming warmer for good. Probably.