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Q.Planting watermelon seeds in a container

Zone 34446 | Anonymous added on June 6, 2020 | Answered

I have limited space and want to go a watermelon. I read your article on container growing. I would like to know if I can plant the white seeds or just the black seeds. If I plant the seeds in a container, how many should I put into the pot and will more than one grow?

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Answered on June 9, 2020

Is this the article you read below? Grow only one vine per pot. You can start with three or four seeds to make sure one grows, but if they all grow into seedlings, thin out all but the healthiest looking one. The article says to use at least a 5 gallon pot per vine. I would buy a packet of seed from a reputable seed company in one of the varieties recommended in the article for compactness and small fruit. By planting seeds from a grocery store melon you don't know what variety it is.


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