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Watermelons are a staple in any summertime gathering. You can buy them at the grocery store, but they don’t compare to homegrown melons. Growing your own is easy and our guides down below will provide you with the information you need to successfully plant and care for watermelon vines as well as choosing the best varieties for your climate and tips on disease and pest control. Happy gardening!

The Taste of Summer: How to Plant and Grow Watermelons

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Watermelons are a delightful way to celebrate the summer months, so why not grow your own? Sometimes thought of as an intimidating fruit to grow, they are well worth the effort for their sensational sweet bounty. Learn how to plant and grow your own fresh harvest of watermelons with this guide. Read more now.

How to Pick a Ripe Watermelon

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Watermelon is a sweet, refreshing summer snack that everyone seems to love, but these fruits don’t continue to ripen once they’re removed from the vine. You may be wondering how to tell if the melon you babied all season long is ready to pick. Learn how to decide if it’s time to harvest watermelon in this guide.

25 of the Sweetest, Juiciest Watermelon Varieties You Can Grow

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Ready to discover 25 of the best watermelon varieties you can grow in your own garden? This refreshing summer staple comes in all sizes – from single serving fruit to hefty giants – in a range of colors and with seedless options too. Learn more about some of the sweetest, juiciest watermelons around. Read more.