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Watermelon in the UK?

Hi, I have just had a watermelon (Grown in Spain). Just wanted to ask if you think it would be possible to grow in the UK using a plastic cover for heat. Or is this just not possible?


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  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    They need pretty much the same conditions as pumpkins. As much sun and warmth as possible. They're a vine so probably difficult to cover appropriately and they would fill up a greenhouse pretty quickly.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Bob Flowerdew would know the answer to this question.

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,914

    I have never seen the seeds for an actual water melon in gardens/ nurseries  , would you use the seed from your own  watermelon ?

    Other melons grow well in a greenhouse though .


  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,731

    Seeds from a bought watermelon would only be worthwhile if it were an heirloom variety. Seeds from a hybrid variety won't produce true to type.

    Watermelons also need a lot of space to grow in.

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