Since moving to the tropics, my kids have tried growing watermelons a few times with dismal luck. They just don’t seem to like the climate, the bugs or the soil.
Except for these guys, which one of my sons planted in a leftover pile of white construction sand:
They are thriving and making tiny watermelons right now. I hope it keeps up!
It’s funny to see them in this white sand – reminds me of Florida. Right nearby are some other watermelon plants that are in clay loam and they’re shrimps, though they were planted at the same time.
Maybe I need to just dump a huge pile of white sand in a corner of my gardens and make it the watermelon patch.