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Question by  nescusa (20)

What is the best watermelon fertilizer?

My watermelon filed is needing some serious help and I have no idea where to begin.


Answer by  lalallalala (180)

It is it best to determine first what kind of soil you have. Different soils need different fertilizers. Natural fertilizers are always good, and enviornmentally friendly. Nitrogenous fertilizer is great for watermelon.


Answer by  annlees (74)

Before applying any type of fertilizer, you should have the soil tested to determine what nutrients are needed. Nitrogen is needed for healthy foliage and stems; potash (potassium) is needed for optimum blooming; and phosphate is needed for healthy roots.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

The best fertilizer is actually natural. The best thing to use is some citrus peelings combined with vinegar to root growth.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Watermelon ar touchy When we fertilize ours we start in the fall of the year before and spread horse manure on the field and till it under then we cover it with more manure and leave it for the winter so it can freeze out the bad stuff then in the spring we till and plant.


Answer by  sandhyanandayahoocom (93)

water melons are heavy feeders. it needs nitrogenous fertilizer untill flower forms. it also needs high phosphorous and potassiuum,liuid fertilizers and folliar feeding. it also need generous amount of compost.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

A home grown fertilizer can work best. Include citrus peelings, lemon and seeds. Make a compost to see your watermelons grow to optimal speed. Make sure you include as much peelings as possible, as this will provide the nutrition that your watermelons will need. Use vinegar also. That will help.


Answer by  Anonymous

Use 6-24-24 at planting then 46-0-0 when they begin to vine.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The best thing you can do is go to your local nursery and tell them and see what they say.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

i use 20-20-20-fertilizer and with watermelon you have to keep them water real good,make sure the fertilizer is not put to close to the plant it will kill them

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