Watermelons are one of the iconic fruits of summer; there's nothing like biting into the crisp, cool flesh of a perfectly ripe melon picked off the vines in your own garden. Unfortunately, not everybody gets the pleasure, especially when diseases of watermelon plants derail otherwise well-laid garden plans.
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Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that's also good for you. It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.
Watermelon Plant History. Watermelons probably originated almost 5,000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert of Africa where botanists have found its wild ancestors still growing. Watermelons migrated north through Egypt, and during the Roman era they were cultivated and prized. Hieroglyphics on the walls of Egyptian buildings tell stories of their harvest.
Watermelons are one of the tastiest fruits, and are especially popular during the hot, summer months. Great in fruit salads or just on their own, watermelon helps keep you cool and ensures you get all your vitamins and minerals. Today we'll show you how to grow watermelon from seeds! Keep in mind that watermelon love […]
Planting If you live in warmer climes, you can sow seeds directly outdoors, Watermelon vines are very tender and should not be transplanted until all danger If you are in a cooler zone, start seeds indoors about a month before transplanting. Amend soil with aged manure, seaweed, and/or