How to Grow Square Watermelons – Urban Farmer’s Guide
Have fun in your garden this year. Grow square watermelons! It’s fun and easy to grow fruits and vegetables in containers. Why square?
Why not! By growing these cool watermelons you can have the whole family interested and participating in your garden. It offers a great way to get your children interested in helping out in the garden. Square watermelons are very enticing! Plus watermelons are a great source of vitamins and minerals. They also provide powerful antioxidants.
How to Grow a Square Watermelon:
A watermelon will take the shape of a square if it’s grown on the vine in a square container. It must remain in the square container, otherwise it will grow in its natural state.
There are only a few things required to grow your watermelon:
- Watermelon seeds (Try Sugar Baby variety)
- A square container
- Plenty of sunshine and water
- Grow Watermelons from seed:
Plant your watermelon seeds outdoors 2-3 weeks after the last frost. Ideally, the ground should be 65 degrees. Seeds should be planted about one inch deep in soil. Sow 2-3 seeds per hole.
Growing from the Vine:
Once your watermelons begin to grow from the vine, you can transplant them into your square container. Do not place the container over the watermelon, place the watermelon into the container. Do not convert the container. Your watermelon must be able to “breathe.” Watermelons have a long growing season, so try to be patient! Just look forward to the final outcome: a square watermelon for everyone to enjoy!