Vegetables

Watermelon 'Country Sweet'

Great to grow, a treat to eat. This high yielding, disease tolerant fruit is favoured for its vivid red, sweet, juicy flesh.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Transplant after 3-4 weeks. For sowing direct, plant 3-4 seeds in mounds, later thinning to the two strongest plants.

Care

Plant in a sunny, well-drained position. Requires plenty of growing space. Add Thrive Granular All Purpose Fertiliser for best results. Water regularly. Harvest when underside in contact with soil turns yellow and the fruit gives a dull, hollow sound when tapped. Protect from snails with Yates Blitzem.