Plant in nutrient rich soil that drains well, such as raised beds or large containers. Cantaloupe needs 8hrs of direct sunlight. Plant next to a trellis for the vines to climb or allow space for the vines to sprawl over the surrounding ground.
Cantaloupe are large plants that take a long time to grow to maturity and produce fruit. You can buy a cantaloupe start from the local nursery or start your own plants by seed indoors about 2-4 weeks before your last frost date. Space plants at least 9"- 12" apart from each other.