Watermelon from seed to large berry - growing stages
In order for watermelon seeds to sprout quickly, it is better to place them in water for soaking before planting. Seedlings in open ground must be transplanted very carefully, it is impossible to damage the main root. For good growth, a watermelon needs to provide good and systematic watering and periodic yeast feeding. Content: How to grow seedlings Transplanting watermelon seedlings Berry care How to grow seedlings Watermelon belongs to annual herbaceous plants, belongs to the Pumpkin family. Many people know that watermelon is very fond of heat, and does not tolerate sudden changes in temperature conditions. He prefers fertile soil and better sandy. Initially, it was rather difficult to grow a watermelon, but now they have developed such different varieties that grow easily in many climatic conditions. The main thing is to choose the right and right variety for your area. In a watermelon, the seeds are covered with a fairly dense shell. Because of this, many seeds may not germinate if planted directly in open soil. Therefore, it is better to plant seedlings. To do this, initially watermelon seeds must be placed in water for soaking. The moment they open, they need to be planted in the ground. After that, they immediately need to be well watered and removed to the window, so that the sunlight in moderation falls on the seedlings. It is most optimal to choose a high pot for seedlings, because the seedling's root system should form and develop well, and this requires a lot of space. The mixture of the soil most suitable for growing can be prepared as follows: for one part of sand - one part of humus. Then it will be both fertile and with the amount of sand needed for a watermelon. Transplanting watermelon seedlings After the first leaf grows, the seedlings can be transplanted into the ground. Before that, you need to dig a hole suitable for the size of the container with seedlings, and then transplant the seedlings. Be extremely careful when planting. Damage to the main root must not be allowed. If this happens, the seedling will dry out at some stage of its growth, it simply cannot grow a large fruit. When transplanting the seedlings, dig a circle about 50-60 cm in diameter around it. This is necessary for quick access of water to the roots of the watermelon. At the end of the procedure, it is better to mulch. When a watermelon is grown from seeds, its roots can grow up to 1.5-2 m, and when seedlings, the root reaches about 40-50 cm in length. Therefore, the seedling is watered abundantly with warm water 2 times a day, then its leaves will not curl. Care for the berry Watermelon begins to grow quickly and well in about 7-10 days after providing it with abundant and systematic watering. During this period, he needs nutritious feeding, and needs to be provided. For this, you can use both a yeast solution and an infusion of herbs. It is better to bring them in once every two weeks. In order for the crop to grow much earlier, it is worthwhile to manually pollinate the flowers. For a guaranteed result, 1 female flower is pollinated with 3 male ones. Melon should be well watered only during the period of formation and intensive growth of berries. But when they stop growing, watering should be stopped, then the watermelon will be very sweet. This will also be facilitated by the addition of top dressing in the form of wood ash. Under the whip, a watermelon has a so-called tendril and ear. They can be used to determine the ripeness of the berry. If they have dried up, then you can already feast on the watermelon.
So, with not so much effort, you can grow this sweet, tasty berry in your garden, which will surely be to everyone's liking. Give your watermelon a minimum of care and maximize your yield.