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by Katica on July 19, 2006 03:51 PM
Does anybody know if it's possible to successfully grow watermelons in a container. My kids spit their seeds in an empty pot we had and we have a pretty nice plant growing now with blossoms and all, but wondered whether it was realistic to hope for fruit from it. Any thoughts?

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by weezie13 on July 20, 2006 06:41 AM
How big is the plant now???
And what kind was it, one of those big watermelon's or like a baby~mini one???

You can always hope and stay positive
about it..
If it was seeded and sprouted early enough,
I don't see why not that you couldn't get one...

And maybe if you see a few female flowers,
you can leave at least like 3 and make sure those one's ripen fully...

And sometimes, things in containers ripen faster..and if they were the mini's...
with any luck.. you should be able to...

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by Deborah L. on July 20, 2006 07:09 AM
I don't see why not, if the pot is large enough. And if you got fruit, you could prop the melons on a nearby table.... [Wink]
What fun - and I hope it works for ya !

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by chrissy fair on July 22, 2006 04:22 PM
yes you can, just make sure that once the flowers have pollinated and the fruit is growing larger then a golfball, to have sunshine one them!! They LOVE the sun and will grow fast and big in the suns ray!! Also the watermelon plants take a good DEEP watering each day, I keep my soil moist in the heat we have(high 90's to over 100), dont SOAK it all at once, a slow drizzle for about 5 minutes twice a day should do the job. Good luck!!

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