Growing watermelons doesn't need to be difficult. There can be little more exciting crops to grow in your garden than watermelons; slicing open a cool, crisp melon on a hot summer's day is one of life's true pleasures. This complete growing guide shows you how to grow watermelons the easy way. A must read for all gardeners.
How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.
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