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Grow Watermelon in a Pot



 
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Growing watermelon in garden
containers allows this big, sweet and juicy fruit to grow in the smallest of spaces. Sweet and watery melons are without a doubt an iconic summer fruit that everyone loves. When potted, they are perfect for apartment dwellers where all you have is a small balcony to plant on.  Place the potted plants on a patio or next to a back door where you will have easy access. Here are a few tips.

It's best to start from seeds since the plant doesn't like to be transplanted.  Since the roots are long choose a pot that is deep.  This is not the time for a garden bowl or wok shaped pot.  Try to make it at least 2 feet deep and as wide as possible.  Place the pot in a sunny spot.  Where space is tight use a trellis.

Make the potting soil sandy and loamy.  Avoid compact or clay soil. Potted watermelons require a lot of water of keep moist but not wet and make sure the pot  has a drain hole for run off.  Once the fruit starts to swell and mature reduce the watering.

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Fertilize with liquid fertilizers, prune side branches and any damaged leaves.  You should have watermelons in about 90 days.  Tap the side of the melon to hear a hollow sound to know when fully ripe.
 
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