Most people love watermelon, but it’s hit or miss to bring home a ripe sweet melon when you buy them at the grocery store. The good news is that it’s incredibly straightforward to grow watermelon plants.
There are three types of watermelons: – Early watermelons (70-75 days to harvest) – Main season watermelons (80-85 days to harvest) – Seedless watermelons (80-85 days to harvest)
1. Plant the seeds between 3/4 and one inches deep. 2. Smooth the soil’s surface so that it’s even. 3. Press three or four seeds flat into the soil’s surface. View website article for all steps.
1. Start your seeds indoors in biodegradable pots using a sterile seed starting mix. 2. Plant three seeds in every pot and cover the seeds with half an inch of potting mix. 3. Gently water your planted seeds using a spray bottle. View website article for all steps.
Craters or mounds should be between three and six feet apart. Rows need to be between six and 18 feet apart. Keep in mind that watermelon vines can become up to 10 feet long. View website article for details.
Here are some ideas: – Watermelon cocktails – Fruit salad – Fruit smoothies – Watermelon ice cream or sorbet View website article for all ideas