The Q&A Archives: Encouraging Watermelon Growth

Question: Is there anything we can do to get our watermelons to grow faster? We have fertlizered and sprayed them already. Alex Tampa, FL

Answer: Watermelons love warmth (which I assume you have plenty of in FL), fertilizer (which you said you added already) and water. So keep watering, keep the melons weed free and they should eventually take off. If after a few more weeks they are still the same size, check the roots for any signs of nematodes (knotted roots) or insect damage.

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