Sow seeds straight into the ground where you want your plant to grow.
1 Prepare the soil:
Choose a warm, sunny patch of ground, clear the weeds and mix in a bucketful of compost and a few handfuls of slow release fertiliser, such as blood and bone, or sheep manure. 2
Make a little mound of soil about 5cm high and plant three seeds into the top of the mound. 3 Water gently. 4 After about three weeks, when your baby plants are growing fast, pull out the two weakest seedlings, leaving the strongest to grow big.
As your watermelons grow, especially once they have flowers and the fruits start to swell, be sure to keep the soil moist with regular watering.