What is the best way to plant watermelon?

Asked by Earl Scott on September 05, 2021

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Sow 8 to 10 watermelon seeds in a hill, andpush seeds 1 inch into the soil. Space hills 3 to 4 feet apart, with at least 8 feet between rows. Thin plants to the 3 best in each hill. Keep soil free of weeds by shallow hoeing or with a layer of mulch.

How much space does a melon plant need? Melons need room to roam. Space plants 36 to 42 inches apart. Or, to save space, plant melons 12 inches apart at the base of a trellis.

Do watermelon plants die in winter? Planting a few watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)vines in your garden lets you grow your own desserts or sweet snacks. As a tender annual, watermelon vines will not last through winter conditions and will require re-planting each spring.

What kind of soil does watermelon need? Watermelons grow in many kinds of soil, but prefer a light, sandy, fertile loam that drains easily. Add generous amounts of manure, compost and leaves to your garden and work the soil well prior to planting. Melons like lots of water, so keep the soil moist at alltimes.