Growing your watermelons is a wonderful thing to grow in the garden because even kids will want to help. And what is better than eating your own homegrown watermelon on those hot summer days?
You can grow watermelons from seed, you need to sow (plant the seeds) indoors unless you live in a warmer climate. However, if this is your first adventure into growing fruits and vegetables, you may find it easier to buy starter plants from the local garden nursery.
If possible, plant watermelons on a hill or in a raised row to help drainage. Plants in raised rows should be planted 2 feet apart to allow a lot of space for growing. However, because the size of watermelons vary so much, read the plant tag with your variety of watermelon because it might require more or less space depending on the size of melons produced.
When your watermelons start to grow, place mulch or newspaper underneath the melons to keep it from sitting on the wet dirt beneath.
Don’t forget to fertilize your watermelons, as they are heavy feeders of nutrients in the soil.
Watermelons need watering regularly.