Urals Gardeners Put on Stream Giant Watermelons Cultivation

The extremely warm summer this year in the Urals gave local residents an unusual harvest. Giant watermelons have grown in the greenhouse of the Sysertsky district of the Sverdlovsk region, e1.ru reports.  

Picture: Yekaterinburg Regional Website

Local gardeners found out that it is very important to plant the seeds at the beginning of May and protect them from frost. When the plants sprout, vines appear, they are tied up like cucumbers, and then watermelons are tied. It is also specified that since all this takes place in a greenhouse where there are no insects, it is necessary to pollinate watermelons manually.

The most important thing is to leave only one watermelon on each liana. It is noted that if you leave more, then they will grow half the size or even less. They should be tied up in time, as they are quite heavy and can fall. When it was hot, they were watered every day, but in general, they require watering like every two to three days. As a result, each watermelon stretches 6–8 kilogrammes, sometimes reaching even 10 kilogrammes.

Ru-Main, 07.09.2020 

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