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How do you grow watermelon in a small area?

Posted by tammyinwv z6/WV (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 25, 10 at 16:15

I bought some watermelon seeds with intentions of planting some inside the potager. Do they need special care when growing in raised beds, such as pruning etc?
Tammy


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RE: How do you grow watermelon in a small area?

You don't want to prune a vine. Except maybe a leaf or two. They take up a lot of room, 30sf easily. When they trail over the bed, guide the vines where you want them to go.

Dan


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RE: How do you grow watermelon in a small area?

Thanks Dan. I have never tried growing them in raised beds before.
tammy


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RE: How do you grow watermelon in a small area?

You can even get them to grow on a trellis like I do! Just provide supports for the growing fruit or it wont grow very big. I also only let two melons grow per vine just like my punkins. I use pantyhose and make a hammock! Canteloupes too, works great! I am also not growing a big type either, no 20lbers here.


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RE: How do you grow watermelon in a small area?

Wow, I wondered if they could be grown on a trellis. Thanks a lot
Tammy


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RE: How do you grow watermelon in a small area?

Our small var of cantaloupe doesn't need support, nor does our butternut or small melon. We also save the nylon mesh bags from any onions we purchase or any other consumer product at the grocery. Part of the buying decision.

Dan


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RE: How do you grow watermelon in a small area?

Thanks Dan, I hadnt thought about those mesh bags. I guess now I can get some more things planted in the potager.
Tammy


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