Hey Roz and fellow Phoenician! :) hehe
This was my first year growing watermelon,I have the moon and star variety. I'm not sure how many you are typically supposed to get but I've had 3 large ones going so far, waiting for the vines to dry up.
I planted about 3 or 4 transplants that I grew myself from seed. Since we have DRY soil I've been following recommendations of a family member and mixing in some Omni compost. You can find that at Home Depot or similar store. I then sprinkled some of that slow release fertilizer for veggies and mixed it in. It seemed like they took a while to flourish, maybe a month or so but now they are everywhere and I can't keep track of where they trail. lol
I am also paranoid about what vegetables I plant next to each other. Kinda like to have some type of companion planting going on. I don't know if that helps or not but that's what I do. Also, perhaps, giving them lots of room helps. :)
I hope this helps a little. :)
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>LISA!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hi, from a fellow phoenician.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I can't get my watermelons to do squat.
They are sugar babies. The cantaloupe was horrid as well.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>What are you doing? Soil, foods, water,
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Thanks for your help.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Roz</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
Thanks, Lisa. Maybe it was the variety I chose.