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Potting up watermelon deep?

Posted by edweather 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 19, 12 at 13:42

I'm potting up some watermelon seedlings. Do I need to maintain the natural soil level, or can I bury them deeper? There's about 4" of stem showing and they're on their second set of true leaves. Thanks.

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RE: Potting up watermelon deep?

I would keep the soil level the same. The only thing I ever plant deeper is tomatoes.

RE: Potting up watermelon deep?

If you take them outside, pot them deeper to keep them from flopping in the wind.

RE: Potting up watermelon deep?

Yeah, seems to be two schools of thought on this one. I might hedge and plant them a little deeper. When I do put them outside, I usually have to peg them down anyway to keep them from flopping in the wind.

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