|Number of Seeds||30|
|Spacing in Row||18"|
|Spacing Between Rows||72"|
|Days to Maturity||80|
Direct sow 2 weeks after threat of frost has passed, or start indoors 1-2 weeks before last frost. Plant in full sun, and mulch in between the plants if possible. Watermelons enjoy hot temperatures and need only moderate water to set fruit. In fact, fruit are sweetest in dry seasons. Harvest when ripe to eat immediately, or when not quite ripe for storing up to 2 months.
Elena Sniezek lives and plays in the Hudson River Valley. She creates paintings on paper by immersing dry pigments in water. Her work evokes the natural processes of circulation, growth, and transformation.