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by Holly Stewart on July 08, 2004 04:04 AM
Anyone know anything about watermelons? This is my first year growing them. I started the seeds indoor and when they started to grow I thought what a weird cucumber vine until I saw the round melons on them. I have heard they rot easily. Anyone have any advice on how to grow good watermelons. Thanks for your comments.
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by Phil and Laura on July 08, 2004 04:31 PM
Lots of good hot weather, lots of watering or rain(at least an inch a week) and High nitogen fertilizer, till fruit set , then go with a higher Phospherous fert. The Middle number in your N-P-K. If you have had cool weather you can help them along with a black plastic mulch, set your ripening melons on a flat board to keep them up off the surface of the plastic!
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