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Watermelon - Crimson Sweet
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The traditional sweet red watermelon; does surprisingly well in our cool northern climate. Produces fruit with dark green skin rind encasing crisp, scarlet, sweet, juicy flesh. You an hurry it along with a row cover, or covering the growing ground area with black plastic to capture heat.
Direct seed outdoors when soil temp reaches 65°F, 1/2-3/4" deep, 4" apart, thin to 2' apart. If start indoors use pots or soil blocks so roots are not disturbed when put out. Warm weather crop, cover with row cover when weather is cool. Melons require rich soil and do well in hills of rotted manure.
heat-loving medium-rooted plants that like rich soil, sun and plenty of moisture
make your hills out of rotted compost or manure for very happy vines
cover with a row cover or sheet if weather gets cool
1-2 plants/hill means less competition for nutrients in our short season
Seed Count: 25
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 5-10
Days to Harvest: 70-75
Seed Source: Ecologically Farmed, Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring
Cold Hardy: No
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 5-7+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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