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Number of bush sugar baby watermelons to a container?

Posted by Omni 6B (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 7:58

Hi everyone. I was wondering if it is at all possible to grow more than one (preferably 2-3) bush sugar baby watermelons in one ~18", 10 gallon container.


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RE: Number of bush sugar baby watermelons to a container?

Depends. Definitely 1, but you might get away with 2 depending on how well they grow. But you probably won't get many more melons if you grow 2, just less (or smaller) melons from each plant.


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RE: Number of bush sugar baby watermelons to a container?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 17:16

I'd go with 1. Plant 2 and cull the weaker plant.

Al


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RE: Number of bush sugar baby watermelons to a container?

This is probably heresy, but I grew five sugar babies one year and five tiger babies in each of the past two years in a 25-gallon whiskey barrel. In each case, I got two melons per plant on three of them and one per plant on two of them (8 total). I would think you could grow two in 10 gallons. I would start with three or four and only cull all but two when the first fruit starts to form. There can be so many problems when they are young.


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