Watermelon Dilemma - Bucket Size.
Hey, I got given some pretty run down watermelon seedlings a few weeks back, really thought they were on their last legs. Anyway I was building a flood and drain bucket system for a winter crop I have planned and I though I would put the watermelon plants in this system to test it out.
As I didn't have much hope for the watermelons I wasn't concerned about the bucket size, now the watermelons are going great guns and each have about 3 melons per plant. Has anyone grown hydroponic watermelon in buckets before? Am I just wasting my time growing them in these small buckets? I read soil gardeners suggest half wine barrels and similar size containers, is there a container size scale from hydroponics to soil? suggestions?