Watermelon Growing Info
Learning Download: How to Grow Watermelon
When to Plant:
Sow after danger of frost has passed. Soil temperature should be above 65°F. Start transplants 2 weeks before planting date.
Diploid and Triploid:
Diploid watermelons can self pollinate themselves and tend to have watermelon seeds. Triplod, also known as seedless, watermelons have no seeds and need pollinated by diploid varieties.
Heavy feeders. Apply 3 lbs. of 5-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet. Side dress watermelons with fertilizer (33-0-0) when vines start to run and again when fruit is developing.
|Location:||Planting Depth:||Soil Type:|
|Full Sun||1/2-1″||Well drained, fertile, pH 6.0-7.5|
|Seed Spacing||Row Spacing||Seeds per 100′||Yield per 100′||Seeds per Acre|
* These are average watermelon seed counts. Varieties can vary.
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
1 Pound = 16 Ounces