Watermelon Plants

Watermelon on a Deck

Anonymous added on April 25, 2011 | Answered

I don't think I have long enough sun in my yard to grow tomatoes or watermelon. I know I can grow tomatoes in a container, and I saw your article on watermelons that says the same. Instead of creating a hammock system for the melon, can I just let the vine spill out onto the ground (or deck)? I get lots of sun on my deck, and I think they would like it there.

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Answered on April 26, 2011

Yes, you can do that. When the melons form, place some straw under them to keep them from rotting, but they will grow fine if left to grow across the ground.

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