Growing Watermelon

View the Watermelon page

21 Aug 21 ravindra govind (New Zealand - temperate climate)
hi is it possible to grow melons in wellington
23 Aug 21 Megan (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Yes. We have grown them for the last two years. If you have a hot, sheltered spot that other plants wither and die in watermelon will thrive. We find it needs good, deep soil and lots of water. Better to go with a few plants a nip off the end once you have a couple of fruit on each rather than try and make one plant produce heaps of fruit.
Gardenate App

Put GardenGrow in your pocket. Get our app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Planting Reminders

Join our 60,000+ gardeners who already use GardenGrow and subscribe to the free GardenGrow planting reminders email newsletter.


Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About GardenGrow | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. GardenGrow is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.