Watermelon Plants

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  1. Pruning Watermelon
  2. What Can I Do to Make My Watermelons Grow Big?
  3. Can Watermelon, Cucumber and Cantaloupe Be Planted Together?
  4. Fertilizer for Watermelons
  5. Jubilee Watermelon Seeds
  6. Need Help!
  7. How Many Watermelons Grow on One Plant
Asked by vilas saner on December 18, 2010
Pruning Watermelon

Should I prune my watermelon plant?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
What Can I Do to Make My Watermelons Grow Big?

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

Asked by fishking on March 28, 2011
Can Watermelon, Cucumber and Cantaloupe Be Planted Together?

Can watermelon, cucumber and cantaloupe be planted together?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Fertilizer for Watermelons

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Jubilee Watermelon Seeds

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
How Many Watermelons Grow on One Plant

How many watermelons grow on one plant?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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