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growing watermelon in 5 gallon bucket

Posted by kmrogers1285 9b (My Page) on
Fri, May 7, 10 at 17:44

Hi, I've been a watcher on this forum for a year or so and have been really impressed with everyone's wealth of knowledge and willingness to share ideas. I've read a couple of posts about growing watermelon in 5 gallon buckets and was wondering how it works. Do you have them grow up a trellis or just let them spill over? I've got several plants that I started from seed and am about ready to plant. I'm running out of garden space, and thought the 5 gallon bucket idea might be the way to go. Thanks!


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RE: growing watermelon in 5 gallon bucket

  • Posted by whgille Oakland, FL-Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Fri, May 7, 10 at 19:55

Kmrogers

I am growing a white watermelon on a trellis, the container is bigger than 5 gallon buckets. They need room to grow, mine is a small variety, a bigger watermelon would be heavy on the trellis unless you use some kind of support.

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Silvia


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RE: growing watermelon in 5 gallon bucket

Thanks Silvia,

I've got a raised bed garden that my husband built last spring. I may try growing them up the back trellis with some support. The watermelons I planted are a little bigger than the one you show, but not huge. Thanks, Karen

Here is a link that might be useful: veg garden


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RE: growing watermelon in 5 gallon bucket

  • Posted by whgille Oakland, FL-Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Sat, May 8, 10 at 14:06

Karen

That is a nice bed, the watermelon will do well there and you can make a hammock out of an old t-shirt for the fruit.

Last season I had winter squash that was heavy on the trellis and did well.

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Keep us updated on your watermelons, have a great season!

Silvia


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RE: growing watermelon in 5 gallon bucket

a hammock out of an old t-shirt - that's simply brilliant silvia!


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