When Do You Plant Watermelon?

The sweet and juicy watermelons are the best summer gift; you get to enjoy their explosive taste, but when do you plant watermelon?

Growing Watermelon

The first most important step in growing juicy watermelons is to select the type you want to grow.  These fruits come in 3 main kinds: ...

The warm growing season may not be long enough to produce good watermelons from seed. If you live in the Northern region, you can start your seeds indoors 2 to 3 weeks before the last frost date. 

When To Plant Watermelon

Watermelons love space, so grow them where they can enjoy plenty of space.  Their vines can reach up to 20 feet in length. That’s why you can’t afford to limit their space.

How To Grow Watermelon


Watermelons love rich, well-drained soils.  


Watermelon plants have moderately deep roots, and watering is essential from planting until the fruit forms. 


When you notice that vines begin to ramble, it’s time to side-dress your melon plants with half a cup of balanced fertilizer (5-10-5). 

It warms the soil, hinders weed growth, and keeps developing fruits of the soil


Watermelon plants do not necessarily require pruning, but you can improve the vine productivity if you do not allow lateral vines to grow and stick to the main vine.


Watermelon produces both male and female flowers separately but on the same plant. 

Flowering And Fruiting

Watermelon can be hard to tell if it’s ripe, especially if you don’t know how to check the melons if they are ripe.

How Do You Know When Your Watermelon Is Ripe?

Growing watermelons is a fun activity that you can enjoy doing in the early spring to summer. Happy watermelon gardening!  You will truly love the results.