Have you ever wanted to grow your own seedless watermelon, but had no idea where to even start? No worries, here at Gracious Gardening, we’ve put together a bunch of steps to harvesting this tasty fruit in your backyard. Check them out below.
Step 1: Grow your seedless watermelon in the proper conditions
In order for your watermelon to fully develop, you need to make sure that it’s being grown in the right environment. For starters, watermelons grow best in warm temperatures, so we suggest that you put it in a controlled climate of roughly 75 degrees Fahrenheit to receive the greatest results.
Step 2: Transplant the watermelon
While at first, you want to grow your watermelon in a small container, it’s important that you eventually transfer the plant to your garden since these are large fruit. They need that space to sprout out, which is why once you notice that the vine has reached a length of 6 to 8 inches, it’s time to make the move. Similar to step 1, though, the temperature of your soil has to be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 3: Plant the seedless watermelon next to regular watermelon
This is such a crucial step to growing watermelons because seedless watermelon is sterile by nature and therefore, cannot pollinate itself. That’s why when you let it germinate near a regular watermelon, it gains the ability to bear fruit. If you have a small garden, we recommend that you dig holes ahead of time in the spots where you plan to grow each kind of watermelon. Then, put the regular watermelon in the first hole and seedless watermelon in the two holes after that. Keep alternating between regular and seedless until you have planted all of your plants, but don’t forget to distinguish the seedless plants from the regular ones in the process.
Step 4: Follow the package instructions
Once you’re done with step three, the hard part is over. Now all you have left to do is carefully obey the instructions listed on the seedless watermelon’s package. This, of course, includes watering and weeding the area. In a matter of a couple weeks, you should have delicious seedless watermelons in your possession.