Growing Watermelon

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03 Sep 20 Kay (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
What fertiliser is best for watermelons?
08 Sep 20 Danlo Troth (Australia - temperate climate)
My grandfather was always using old n dry cow poo. Just make sure to really dig it in and mix well into the dirt.
09 Sep 20 Anonymous (Australia - arid climate)
Old dried out cow poo has probably lost a lot of it's nutrient value, leached out with gravity and rain etc. Any manures need to be made into a compost material asap to retain as much of the nutrient as possible. Or you dig it into your soil over 6-12 weeks and with air water and turning it, it breaks down into the soil. The greatest benefit of organic material put back into the soil is it makes the soil loose and friable, which means it then drains well.
04 Sep 20 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just look for a general garden fertiliser. There is not that much difference in them
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