Growing Watermelon

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14 Jan 20 Dale gibson (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi there ,I planted my watermelon seed in early November and surprisingly they germinated within 2 to 3 weeks ,..6 weeks on an the growth is very is mid January 2020 I live tolaga bay east coast nz climate is warm and hopefully will continue threw to march ...have I left it to late.. let me no. regards
15 Jan 20 Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm sub-tropical Qld - they plant seedlings here late august and pick the melons up until Xmas. Planting later leaves you wide open to heavy rain, hot weather. A lot of rain when the melons are fully developed and they can/will split. Water melon seeds I threw in the garden in Oct germinated within 2-3 weeks. Here you can grow a spring and autumn crop. I would suggest you planted too late. If not growing I don't think the soil is very fertile.
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