Watermelon Seed Germination - Knowledgebase Question

Harveys Lake, PA
Question by cdlegion
April 2, 1998
How long does it take for watermelon seeds started indoors to sprout?

Answer from NGA
April 2, 1998


The large seeds should sprout in 5-10 days given soil temperatures of 70-80F. Start them a month before you set the transplants in the garden. They'll do best if you transplant them after the soil has warmed a bit (a couple of weeks after your last frost date).

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