Watermelon Plants
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Watermelon seed’s potted 3/9/17 have’nt sprotted. Am i doing something wrong?

Zone Marion,Louisiana (71260) | Anonymous added on March 18, 2018 | Answered

HI. My mickey Reeves. I planted black diamond watermolon's on the 3/9/17. I put seed's in 2 container's inside my home,and i use good potting soil,and i water the seed reg.on a daliy bases.I also have a heater to keep at a certain temp. It has been 9 day's and seed's has not sprouted. Im i doing something wrong? I would appreciate your help on this matter. My e-mail address is [email protected] Thank you,and have a good day. Mickey Reeves.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 20, 2018

An average time for watermelon seeds to germinate is 3 days at 90 degrees F, and 10 days at 70 degrees F.
Make sure you are using a light soilless mix for seed germinating.

Sometimes, for unknown reasons seeds to not germinate. Seed packets often have germination rates on the package.
I would suggest starting some more seeds, but you can keep the pots to see if anything does germinate.

Here are some links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/seeds/seedlings-after-germination.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soilless-growing-mediums.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/growing-watermelon.htm

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