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Growing Watermelon

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Watermelon in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 21°C and 35°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 60 - 75 cm apart
  • Harvest in 12-17 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Sweetcorn, Sunflowers
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes
  • Melon flower
    Melon flower
  • Watermelon
    Watermelon

Large, round or oval, smooth green skinned, delicious, sweet pink fleshed melon.

Some have stripes on the skin.

Some varieties will produce fruit up to 14 Kg (31 US pounds).

Harvest when the part in contact with the ground is turning yellow and the fruit sounds hollow when tapped.

Watermelon needs plenty of room to grow as it sends out long vines

Needs a long warm season to mature.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Watermelon

Cut up and eat in slices.
Use to make fruit drinks.
Use in fruit salads.

Your comments and tips

07 Jul 10, Noo Noo (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Hi all, I want to grow watermelon on the south coast of the UK as I have aquired a plot of land for an allotment. I want to grow the pink flesh and green outer type but as I can not import seeds from Australia I am taking them from a shop purchased melon from god knows where and want to know what to do with the seeds do I put them in water or dry them and put them in the airing cupboard (I know that sounds silly) but you would be suprised what can be grown in one. any ideas. Thanks
11 Jul 10, Noo Noo (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
Thanks Natalie will try the organic ones and also the seeds I have and yes crossed fingers. If I manage to do it I will let you know. Cheers.

What kind of watermelon should i plant Ib 8 b

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