Top Questions About Watermelon Plants

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Questions About Watermelon Plants

Asked by
vilas saner on
December 18, 2010

Q. Pruning Watermelon

Should I prune my watermelon plant?

Answered by
Heather on
December 18, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

I would not recommend pruning watermelon plants. Vining fruits and vegetables need the leaves to help convert the sun into energy, which then is used to help develop the fruit.

If your watermelon is getting too large for your location, try training it up a trellis. They grow well up trellises, just remember to support the fruit that grows while it is on the trellis. Making a hammock tied to the trellis for the fruit out of old pantyhose or other stretchy material will keep the fruit supported.

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Asked by
hoodville on
March 11, 2011

Q. What Can I Do to Make My Watermelons Grow Big?

My watermelons never grow very large. How can I get them to grow larger?

Answered by
Heather on
March 11, 2011
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Asked by
fishking on
March 28, 2011

Q. Can Watermelon, Cucumber and Cantaloupe Be Planted Together?

Can watermelon, cucumber and cantaloupe be planted together?

Answered by
Heather on
March 30, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

They can and the fruit from this year will be fine. But, if you plant the seeds from this fruit next year, you may find some odd looking fruit grows. Here is more on cross pollination:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/cross-pollination.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 14, 2011

Q. Fertilizer for Watermelons

What mixture do I need to grow watermelons in sandy, east Texas soil?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 14, 2011
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Begin with a high nitrogen fertilizer, or compost, until flowers form and then switch over to a high phosphorus fertilizer to promote fruiting.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 15, 2011

Q. Jubilee Watermelon Seeds

When planting seeds using a Jiffy 7 planter, how many seeds per hole?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 16, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Any time you seed you should put in two seeds just in case one does not germinate. If both seeds germinate, then you can pinch the weaker one off a little later.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 18, 2011

Q. Need Help!

What if you grow watermelons on concrete? Do they sometimes get squishy? Also, what soil or mixture is best for a garden? I heard from my mom that rotten chicken poop is the BEST, but only when they are about full size.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 18, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

To keep them from becoming mushy or moist, you should place the watermelons on newspaper, cardboard, or a bed of straw.

As for chicken manure, this is best used when composted. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/manures/chicken-manure-fertilizer.htm

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Asked by
orca-iv on
April 22, 2011

Q. How Many Watermelons Grow on One Plant

How many watermelons grow on one plant?

Answered by
Heather on
April 27, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

There is no exact number for this as it varies depending on conditions and varieties, but typically, you can get at least 2-3 from a watermelon vine and often more than that if conditions are good.

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