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watermelon plants in pots

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by Galapoheros, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Has anybody else here tried this? I was told it wouldn't work because of the wide spreading root system but I've got little melons so far. I live where melons don't grow, alkaline soil and rocks here, so I'm trying it this way. It might work for you dooods in apartments, I'll keep you updated. I'm growing heirloom(non-hybrid) moons and stars. I'm going to save the seeds if I get melons and I'll be willing to dish them out here if anybody will be interested later.
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  2. GartenSpinnen

    GartenSpinnen Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Wow that is awesome you got them to grow in pots! I was thinking about doing that this year and also sugar pumpkins and perhaps cantalope on the patio but everyone said it wouldn't work. So now I am definitely thinking some melon would look nice out there :}
     
  3. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    It will be cool if I get a few. I think a trick might be to put the pots in a bigger pot, or something that holds water, I'm using that old cooler. I fill it with 2 gallons of water and the water is gone in a couple of days. I could've only put one pot in there but ...oh well.