A Guide to Growing Watermelons

People every day need guides for various reasons. Even in daily chores, it is more convenient if you do your household using a guide. Guides are needed not only for office workers but also for farmers. No matter how strange it will seem, even farmers need a guide for better results. Surely you love that green and black watery fruit with a red nucleus called watermelon. It is one of the healthiest fruits in the world advised by many dietitians. We eat this juicy fruit due to its planters and their work is very crucial. We can’t imagine any summer party without watermelon. So, let’s discuss the creation period of it and have a deep understanding of the planter’s work.

When to plant a watermelon?

Watermelon nutrition is very interesting as it contains 91.45 g water, 0.61 g  protein, 0.15 g fats, 7.55 g carbs, 0.24 grams other. So the name of the fruit comes from its constituent parts too. 

All you need for planting a watermelon is a seed, drained soil, water, and sun. If you wonder why you should grow and not buy from the supermarket, then the answer is one;  at that time you won’t feel the sweetest flavor that you have created with your own hands. In some northern climates, however, it is difficult to plant seeds and pick sweet watermelons. But if you live in a warm country then you should try at least once in your life to plant watermelon. 

2 or 3 weeks before your last frost starts, plant seeds indoors in a soilless pot. Keep it until the temperature outdoors will reach 50°F or warmer. Then you can plant when the soil temperature is above 65°F. Plant 2 or 3 seeds in a 0.5 to a 1-inch deep hole, with a distance of 18-24 inches.  

You need to water them very frequently until they are young. The soil needs to be somehow moist but not  deeply wet. If the rains are not enough you should give your watermelons an extra drink. Until they are young give 1-2 inch layers of organic mulch to keep the soil useful and moist for watermelon.

After watermelons start to blossom, avoid using various chemicals that can kill the diligent bugs. 

How to get the sweetest watermelon?

To get higher sugar content in your watermelon you need to keep them “happy” during the whole season by giving them the appropriate nutrients and the right amount of water. Nowadays even agriculturists have Instagram accounts and they show the growth of their plants by diverse Instagram story ideas, making them interesting with polls, gifs, stickers, etc.

How to know when the watermelon is ripe enough?

If you still believe in the “tump” method of checking the watermelon’s ripeness, then you are mistaken. Instead, you should pay attention to the following points;

  • One of the clues is looking at the part of the watermelon when it touched the ground. If it is yellow, then it is a sign of ripeness.
  • The green and curly tendrils around the stem turn brown and start to dry out if it is ripe enough.
  • The color of your melon surface should be dull instead of shiny.

National Watermelon Day

There exists National Watermelon Day and it is celebrated on August 3. During this day everyone thinks that they must educate others and teach the techniques of checking the watermelon’s ripeness. Japanese have another game played on this day called Suikawari. It is like a pinata, as the participants crush a watermelon with wooden sticks but instead of candies, they get watermelon spots in their faces. 

To sum up we should say that Watermelons are not that easy to plant and grow but they are so juicy, healthy, and delicious that the day for its celebration is not senseless.