Growing square watermelons is a unique and interesting gardening experiment. While traditionally watermelons are round, square watermelons are achieved through careful shaping during the early stages of growth. Here’s a basic guide on how you can attempt to grow square watermelons at home:
Young Watermelon Plants:
Start with young watermelon plants or seeds of a variety that is suitable for your growing conditions.
Create or obtain a square-shaped mold made of a durable, transparent material. This mold will be used to shape the watermelon as it grows.
Garden Bed or Containers:
Choose a location with adequate sunlight for growing your watermelons, either in a garden bed or large containers.
Use a well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Watermelons prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil.
Watering Can or Hose:
Ensure a consistent water supply for your watermelon plants.
Use a balanced fertilizer suitable for watermelon plants. Follow recommended guidelines for application.