Watermelon is a popular vegetable in the summer months, a high heat-resistant plant, very fond of moisture. If there is not enough space on the site to grow watermelons, then you can use the next step-by-step instructions on how to grow watermelons in a pot. The main thing is to choose the right variety and do all the work at the right time. Also, if you have always dreamed of growing a real monster melon or large fruit with up to 30 kilograms of weight, then we will tell you about this too.
Growing watermelons is a great way to get fresh fruit and vegetables right in your backyard. Watermelons are one of the most popular fruits grown in gardens across the country, and they are easy to grow. You can grow them in containers or in the ground, depending on your preference.
Watermelons are a type of fruit that grow on vines. The fruit itself is made up of a soft, edible rind and a juicy, sweet flesh inside. Watermelons are native to Africa but now grow all over the world. They can be eaten raw or cooked in dishes like salads and soups. Watermelon is also used as an ingredient in many desserts such as sorbetto, ice cream, and gelato because it has a low flavor profile so it doesn’t overpower other flavors like milk or cream would when mixed together with sugar syrup (which means “liquidy”).
What Kind of Soil?
Soil should be rich in nutrients, well-drained, and acidic. The soil should also be loose and fertile. It should be moist but not wet. It should have a sandy texture and be well aerated.
How to sow seeds, How to grow seedlings?
You can sow watermelon seeds directly in the ground, but it’s best to start them indoors.
Watermelon seeds need warm soil and lots of sun to germinate. If you’re planting outdoors, wait until the soil warms up enough for transplanting—typically late April or early May in most parts of the country.
Sow your watermelon seeds with a dibble (or other pointed tools) at a depth of 1/4 inch (6 millimeters). Space seeds 6 inches (15 centimeters) apart in all directions on prepared ground that has been enriched with compost or well-aged manure as well as plenty of organic matter such as peat moss and grass clippings.
Thin plants when they reach 3–4 inches tall by pulling out any unwanted seedlings so that only one remains per space; replant any extras elsewhere in your garden if possible. Watermelons require consistent moisture and will not thrive where they dry out too quickly.
When to plant seedlings in the soil?
Before planting, you need to know when to plant watermelon seedlings. Planting time depends on the climate and variety of watermelon, as well as other factors such as type of soil and space available.
First of all, it is necessary to determine how much heat your area receives during the day. Then decide how many hours of sunlight a day are available for growing watermelon in pots outside and what kind of soil do you have at home?
How to care for watermelons in the garden?
- Water regularly. Watermelons require a lot of water, so make sure the soil is moist at all times.
- Remove weeds regularly to prevent them from stealing nutrients from your plants, and keep the area free of pests and diseases by weeding often and keeping it clean.
Watering and fertilizing plants.
Watering plants is the most important task in any gardening endeavor. To get water to your plants, you’ll need to create a watering system that can reach all of them from your hose. Watering should be done regularly but not too much (you don’t want to drown the plants), and should be done in the morning instead of at night because this will allow for adequate drying time before evening.
Fertilizing is also important for growing healthy watermelon plants, although it should be done sparingly so as not to damage the roots or harm other surrounding plants by over-fertilization.
What diseases and pests can be affected by watermelon?
Watermelon is susceptible to a number of diseases and pests. The most common are powdery mildew, downy mildew, anthracnose, and fusarium wilt. Aphids can also be a problem for watermelons as well as squash bugs.
To prevent the development of these problems in your watermelon plants make sure that you provide adequate spacing between the plants so that they have plenty of room to grow without crowding each other out. Also, make sure that your soil is well-drained so it doesn’t stay too wet during hot weather periods when diseases tend to develop more quickly than normal due to higher temperatures which causes rapid plant growth which makes them more vulnerable to attack by harmful fungi or bacteria which thrive in warm moist environments like those found inside pots where there isn’t much airflow around the roots
You should use a soil rich in nutrients.
Watermelons need a lot of nutrients to grow well. You can add organic fertilizer or chemical fertilizer, or a combination of the two, depending on your preference. If you’re using chemical fertilizers, add them at the time of planting and again when you see signs that they are needed. To use organic compost as fertilizer, mix it into the soil before planting and water well after adding it to make sure all of it is absorbed by the plants’ roots.