Watermelon is a favorite fruit of many people, especially in summer. Watermelon cools down the heat and contains lots of different nutrients good for health such as vitamin A, vitamin C, etc. Currently, many people decide to grow watermelon at home to ensure safety and have it the whole year. Through this article, you can learn what you need to know when growing watermelon cradles at home.
1. Techniques for growing watermelon cradles at home
Growing a watermelon cradle instead of on the ground is one of the new methods of growing watermelons. The advantage of this method is that you can save growing areas, suitable for small areas such as on the balcony or in the garden.
Technically, growing watermelon cradles is similar to growing in the ground. However, because watermelons grown in cradles have a better growing area, the density will also be higher than when planted in the ground. This means the seeds in a pot of soil will be sown twice as much as usual.
The watermelon cradles will usually be about 1m wide and from 0.2m to 0.3m high. The cradles are spaced about 1.5m to 2m apart. Watermelon soil pots should also be spaced from 0.35m to 0.4m apart to ensure that watermelons have enough space to grow.
The method of growing watermelon cradles is quite popular nowadays
One more thing to take note of the technique of growing watermelon cradles is that the grower needs to design a solid cradle. Because when the watermelon is ripe, each one will weigh from 3kg to 5kg.
2. How to correctly take care of watermelon cradles?
Taking care of the watermelon plays an important role and has a great influence on the fruit later. So you need to pay attention and take care of them carefully.
Watermelon seeds will germinate in about 7 to 10 days depending on temperature and depth of sowing. Always keep the soil around the seeds moist throughout the germination process. However, do not overwater because it is easy to make the soil soggy, making the seeds rotten and unable to germinate.
When the seeds have germinated, you should only keep the strongest plants to ensure that the watermelon has enough space to grow. Watermelon is a water-loving plant, so you absolutely must not let the soil dry out and should be watered at least once a day.
You can grow your own watermelon cradles at home
After the young plant has reached a height of about 10cm, you can proceed to fertilize the tree. You can use manure or organic manure to provide more nutrients for them to grow. The process of fertilizing watermelon will include 3 stages:
● The first top dressing will be around 12 to 15 days after planting watermelon.
● The second top dressing will be between 20 and 22 days after planting.
● The last top dressing will be about 40 days after planting watermelon.
You also need to pay attention to regularly weeding in the beds so that the grass does not hinder the nutrient absorption of the watermelon. At the same time, when the watermelon starts to thrive, you should also prune off the branches so that the plant can focus on growing fruit, making the fruit bigger and sweeter.
3. Notes when harvesting watermelon cradles at home
To harvest delicious, sweet, and succulent watermelons, please kindly note that you should not water for a week before harvesting. If you see that the watermelons are wilted, you just need to water a little, but not too much.
To know if the watermelon is ripe or not, tap the fruit body, if the sound is low and dull, the watermelon is ripe. In addition, you can also see the bottom of the melon if it has turned white or light yellow, it means the fruit is ripe.
The most accurate way to harvest watermelon is to use sharp scissors or a knife to cut the melon and should not cut too close to the fruit. After harvesting, watermelon will be stored for about 10 days at room temperature.
Daim's stem support clip helps the stem to cling to the cradles
4. Gardening tools needed when growing climbing watermelon cradles at home
To plant and take care of watermelon in the best way, you should equip yourself with essential garden tools. Currently, Daim is providing a lot of different garden tools products, helping to support the process of growing watermelon cradles at home effectively.
Some typical and useful products of Daim for the process of growing watermelons such as:
● Crossband Connector: This product helps you firmly fix the watermelon cradles. They help the cradles to withstand the weight of the melon after ripening.
● Stem support clip, soft wire: They help fix the watermelon stem to the cradles so that the plant can grow and climb better.
These Daim’s products are all made from safe, human-friendly materials. They are manufactured according to Japanese technology and have high applicability and long service life. So you can rest assured about the quality when using these products.
Above are all the shares about tips when growing watermelon cradles. Hopefully, this article has provided you with more interesting and useful information about growing watermelon at home.