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Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized, Vegetables, watermelon | 9 comments

How to Grow Watermelon

How to Grow Watermelon

  How to Grow Watermelon **Watermelons are surprisingly easy to grow as long as the plants have plenty of room to spread, good drainage, lots of sunlight, and a sufficiently long growing season. Gardeners in northern climates should choose early ripening varieties.   Position **Location is super important: pick a spot that gets 8-10 hours of sunlight per day that is protected from high winds. **Plant them 6 feet apart in a place that will stay damp: work in plenty of compost and mound the soil into small hills. Plant the seeds in these hills and cover with mulch or some sort of weed cover (like this) to maintain moisture and soil temperature.   Propagation **To ensure proper germination, wait until your soil temps are at least a steady 70 degrees Fahrenheit before planting your seeds. **Plant approximately 2-3 weeks AFTER your last frost date. **You can start seeds 4 weeks before you plant to plant them in the garden if you want, though they might not start unless...

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