Watermelon Growing Instructions Print

Watermelon


Start your watermelon seeds in the ground, right where they are supposed to grow. The soil should be at least 18°C for them to germinate. stick your seeds in the ground, about two cm or an inch deep. To grow watermelons it helps to raise the soil Watermelons like loamy, fertile, well-drained soil. In terms of position, they need a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun daily. Watermelons produce large spreading vines, so be sure to allow space for this, usually 6 feet (1.8 meters) between rows. water close enough so that the water reaches the small roots forming. After the flowers bloom, water approximately every 3 days if dry. Mulch each hill with a suitable material after the plants have reached a height of about 4 inches (10cm). You can choose pinestraw, lawn fabric, or compost. Try to apply the mulch as close to the plants as possible to help prevent weeds, to retain moisture, and to keep the soil from being overheated from direct sunlight around the shallow, new roots.

 

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