Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Watermelon is a scrambling and trailing vine in the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae. The species originated in West Africa, and is cultivated for its fruit.
- Soil: Sandy loam
- Water: Regular watering
- Light: Full sun
- Sowing Method: Direct sow
- Growing Days: 80
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1 inch deep in hills spaced 6 feet apart. Each hill should have 2-3 seeds.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest when the fruit is fully grown and the underside has turned from white to creamy yellow.