Do you live in Texas? This area is on ranks fourth in production of watermelons (according to Watermelon.org). This is a good choice since the area has supportive climates, you can grow watermelon too. However, there are some things need to consider. Besides choosing watermelon categories (yellow flesh, seedless, icebox and picnic), please pay full attention to these factors if you decide for growing watermelon in Texas.
1. The last sign of winter is the best time to plant watermelon seeds. So does with spring temperatures. Make a hole of one inch deep and sow four to six seeds into a mound and then, space the mounds with six feet apart.
2. You have to water the plants regularly. They need more water than other plants. However, never watering the plants overhead, it will bring a bad effect such as mildew. Every two or three weeks, give compost or manure tea.
3. If one plant is growing early, you have to pinch it out.
4. Pay attention to cucumber beetles and aphids that may harm the watermelon plant. They can kill the plant before starting to bear fruit.
5. A week before harvesting, you have to stop watering the watermelon. You can start to harvest 65 to 90 days after sowing.
Growing watermelon in containers is also a smart choice for them who live in Texas, especially stay in an apartment or small house.