There is nothing quite like crunching into a cold, refreshing slice of sweet and satisfying watermelon on a hot summer day. This cucurbit crop is consumed as a fruit but is genetically a vegetable related to cucumbers and squash.

With its high vitamin C content and more Lycopene than any other food, watermelons are just as nutritious as they are delicious. Try your hand at growing them in your own garden for the pure satisfaction of serving them to guests at your next summer BBQ.

how to grow watermelon

Growing watermelon in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Curcurbitaceae


Nutritional Information For Watermelon

Nutritional Facts - per 100/g

Nutrient Amount % Daily Value
Calories 30 -
Total Fat 0.2 g -
Sodium 1 mg -
Potassium 112 mg -
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g -
Sugar 6 g -
Protein 0.6 g -
Vitamin C - 13%
Iron - 1%
Magnesium - 2%


How to Grow Watermelon in Your GardenSoxx®

Watermelon seeds can be sown directly in the soil once it has warmed to at least 70 degrees (F). If you live in a climate with a shorter growing season, you can play it safe by starting seedlings indoors a few weeks before the final spring frost, and be sure outdoor temperatures are stable before transplanting them in the soil. Rich, well-draining soil is recommended in an area that gets full sunlight.

Watermelon Seed to Harvest Time:  Approximately 115 days

watermelon planting guide

How to Harvest Watermelon

Once the outer rind has gone from shiny to dull, and becomes hard to pierce with your fingernail, watermelon is ready for harvest. Fresh cut watermelon can be stored in the fridge for a few days, but is best when consumed right away.


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What Are GardenSoxx®?

The Best Container For Growing

GardenSoxx® is an innovative gardening system that combines mesh technology and high-quality growing media. GardenSoxx® mesh provides optimum drainage, aeration, and temperature to grow a healthier root system and a more productive garden.

Also known as "The 30-Minute Garden." Simply...

  1. Fill
  2. Plant
  3. Grow!