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How to grow watermelon on the balcony

Written by Maggie

Jan 26 2021

How to grow watermelon on the balcony

Is there a way to grow watermelons? Flower friends also want to try "balcony watermelon planting", feel fresh. But the balcony watermelon planting is not as easy as flowers and plants. But the balcony watermelon planting seems very difficult, in fact, it is very simple, follow the steps below to come together!

1. Prepare the soil for growing watermelon on the balcony

Use a larger Flower tray, fill the soil of the field (preferably Garden soil), the soil should be loose. If possible, the best to put some of the organic manure.

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2. Get the seeds for growing watermelon on the balcony

Buy the seeds of small watermelons. If you eat the seeds left by watermelons, the melon may not look the same as it did before, because today's watermelons are hybrids. Large watermelon grows very hard on the balcony due appearance.

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3. Soak the seeds for growing watermelon on the balcony

Soak the seeds in water for 3-4 hours, and then sow them in permeable soil and cover them with dry soil (do not water them immediately after covering the soil, otherwise the soil will harden and the seedlings will be difficult to come out).

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4. Water the seeds for growing watermelon on the balcony

Seedlings unearthed, water according to the normal management, and water can not be too much, to prevent root rot.

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5. Straighten out the vines for growing watermelon on the balcony

When the seedlings grow long, the vines should be straightened out, facing one direction, or pulled up with a Bamboo pole or rope, and the tendrils should be coiled on the bamboo pole or rope so that the seedlings can grow upward.

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6. Fertilize seedlings when growing watermelon on the balcony 

Watermelon has a long growth period and high yield, so it needs a lot of nutrients. The fruiting period is the most vigorous period for watermelon to absorb nutrients, accounting for 84.8% of the total nutrient content. Therefore, with the growth of the plant, the amount of fertilizer should be gradually increased, and more fertilizer should be applied to the fruit when it grows vigorously.

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7. Pollinate for growing watermelon on the balcony

There are two kinds of watermelon flowers: male and female. The one with the melon on the bottom is the female flower. After watermelon blossoms, the male flower that opens that day is used in the daub on the female flower that opens that day, the pollen of the male flower is scattered on the stigma of the female flower, it is auxiliary pollination. This is very important. Plant melon on the balcony, do not pollinate cannot knot melon.

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8. Hang the watermelon with a net when growing watermelon on the balcony

When the watermelon begins to grow up, if it is pulled up by a bamboo pole or rope, it should be hung up by a net, otherwise, it will break when the melon grows up and the vine can not be pulled.

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