Watermelon

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rangerod

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Anyone on the forum have any experience growing? Going to try in 10 gallon pots on my deck next year. Considering a mesh fabric portable green house?
 

MrTom

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They need a LOT of room. 10 gallon pots may seem large but watermelon vines will require watering every day in a ten gallon container because the draw so much water and the large leaves allow a lot of evaporation to come from them. I know there are bush varieties so maybe check out some of those for container planting but those old black diamond variety of watermelons likely won' do well.
 

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You can get small raised bed fabric"pots" too. They aint cheap. 10gal pots are actually about 7gal. The raised bed kind will start around $25-35 each.
 

Bushfire

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Just don't water the leaves too much, they mould easy.

Looking forward to growing some melons this summer coming after a few years off.
 

D55

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This is first time growing them. I did not intend to plant watermelons and don't have experience with them. When I bought the plants I thought they were zucchini and was told so at the greenhouse. I could not find seed of nearly any kind of garden plant in my area. I live in east southern Ohio and didn't get my garden in til last couple days of May which is about 3 wks. late around here. I have a few about 4-5 melons on and the largest is about 8" dia. they appear to be a seedless variety. I planted directly into unfertilized untested ground that had not been planted in before so far as I could tell (I have only live art this place 1 yr). All my plants are doing well but not a lot of fruit as it got very dry here a few weeks after planting. I was told by a former neighbor that this area of Ohio has a great soil ph naturally for gardens he was really in to it.
 

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