Watermelon is a water-rich fruit that must be familiar. The fruit is refreshing and contains many vitamins that are often used as a dessert after eating.
Watermelon is more often grown in dry areas and in rice fields. However, it turns out that planting watermelons can also be done in pots and in a narrow yard. Planting watermelons in pots is actually very easy and you can practice at home.
Watermelon plants can usually be harvested within three months of planting. Of course it would be great if you could figure out how to grow your own watermelon in your yard and pick the fruit in a relatively short time.
Tips on how to grow watermelon in pots guaranteed to grow thick
One way to grow watermelons that are starting to be used often is to use potting media. How to grow watermelon with pot media is very easy to do.
Planting watermelons in this medium will make it easier for you to carry out maintenance, supervision, and control.
Another advantage of potting media is that it does not take up much space. It is perfect for you to put in the backyard, front porch, even in an unused warehouse.
Here are some supports in growing watermelons in pots that you must understand first.
Terms of Growing Watermelon in a Pot
Although how to grow watermelons in pots is fairly easy, you must first understand a few things that support the process of growing watermelon plants in pots.
watermelon growing conditions
Some things you need to know are as follows:
The soil that watermelon plants need to grow must have sufficient nutrients for plants to grow optimally.
The climate around which requires watermelon is in the lowlands or highlands with an altitude of less than 1000 meters above sea level.
Soil pH conditions are suitable for growing watermelon plants in pots. One of them is a suitable neutral pH around 5 to 7 to support maximum results.
After knowing the growing conditions needed, then you can prepare watermelon seeds in the next step.
Watermelon Seed Selection
Good fruit results of course come from good seeds too. Selection of quality seeds is very important to produce quality and fruitful plants.
Therefore, in choosing the right watermelon seeds or seedlings, there are several things you can pay attention to, one of which is as follows:
You can buy good watermelon seeds or seedlings at farm stores with various types and varieties.
The selected seeds must be healthy, shiny black or brownish
The seeds showed good appearance, were not affected by pests and were not abnormal.
After choosing the right and appropriate watermelon seeds, to get good watermelon growth results. The need to get watermelon seeds that grow evenly and healthy is one of them by going through the next stages.
Watermelon Seed Treatment Process
After selecting watermelon seeds according to the variety needed. Then the next step is that you can do the seeding process in the following way:
Clean the watermelon seeds that have been prepared previously.
Then soak the seeds using GDM Fruit Specialist Liquid Organic Fertilizer mixed with warm water for approximately 24 hours. With the required dose in soaking, namely 1 cup of GDM Fruit Specialist Liquid Organic Fertilizer for a dose of 5 liters of warm water.
The purpose of soaking is so that watermelons that have been planted are not susceptible to pests and diseases, especially those caused by fungi and can accelerate the release of potential roots.
The time needed in the soaking process is a day before planting. This is to optimize the growth of seeds to be planted. Supported by one of the premium bacteria in GDM Fruit Specialist Liquid Organic Fertilizer, namely Bacillus pumillus.
Stages of Watermelon Seeds in Polybag
The next step is to plant watermelon seeds while sowing the previously soaked seeds.
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