Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons require warm temperatures and a long growing season. Here’s how to plant and grow watermelons in your garden!
Because watermelons need a long period of warm weather to grow well, they tend to be more popular in warmer climates with long growing seasons. However, gardeners in colder climates can still have success in growing watermelons by starting seeds indoors or purchasing young plants from a nursery, and by growing shorter-season varieties. Depending on the variety of watermelon, it can take between 70 and 100 days to go from planting to harvest.