Growing sweet and juicy watermelons requires lots of space, sunshine during day, warm nights and plenty of water. Everyone seems to love this magical summertime fruit. Heat loving watermelon is a long trailing annual plant. Watermelons grow on vines and they can be oval, oblong, and round. This warm season fruit is not particularly difficult to grow and will grow rampantly as soon as it get established. Growing watermelon requires full sun, loose, well-drained soil high in organic matter with pH of 6.0 to 6.8 and consistent, plentiful moisture. Watermelon vines are grown in raised rows with good drainage and spacing of 3 feet apart in a 6 foot raised rows. Keep soil free of weeds and keep the soil moist. Approximately 90 days after sowing, watermelons are ready for harvest and they generally ripen over two weeks.
This fresh juicy watermelon ice lolly is easy to make and must-have, available throughout the whole summer for the quick refreshment.
This easy watermelon summer salad is surprisingly delicious combination of savoury and refreshing at the same time. This healthy snack or a light meal is going to be a regular feature of your table.