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17/05/2013 at 01:29

Hi, I have just had a watermelon (Grown in Spain). Just wanted to ask if you think it would be possible to grow in the UK using a plastic cover for heat. Or is this just not possible?



17/05/2013 at 07:50

They need pretty much the same conditions as pumpkins. As much sun and warmth as possible. They're a vine so probably difficult to cover appropriately and they would fill up a greenhouse pretty quickly.

17/05/2013 at 17:33

Bob Flowerdew would know the answer to this question.

27/05/2013 at 23:19

I have never seen the seeds for an actual water melon in gardens/ nurseries  , would you use the seed from your own  watermelon ?

Other melons grow well in a greenhouse though .


28/05/2013 at 06:48

Seeds from a bought watermelon would only be worthwhile if it were an heirloom variety. Seeds from a hybrid variety won't produce true to type.

Watermelons also need a lot of space to grow in.

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