Watermelon Seeds
  • This packet is part of our foraged seeds collection. All the seeds have been collected either by us, or our family, and are from our favourite plants in the garden, or from a particularly delicious fruit that we just had to share. 


    We encourage you to start this culture of sharing with your friends and family, but in the meantime here are some seeds to get you started.

    Watermelon Seeds

    • Melon plants are tender, so need a warm, sunny spot with high humidity. In the UK it is best to grow in a glasshouse, polytunnel, under a cloche or in a coldframe.

      Melons need a rich, fertile, moisture retentive, deep and well-drained soil.

      Three to four weeks before planting, prepare the ground by removing weeds and incorporating up to two bucketfuls of organic matter and a modest dressing of general purpose fertiliser. Water well and cover in clear polythene for a week before planting to warm the soil.

      Pinch out the growing point at the fifth leaf to encourage side shoots, when they appear, retain the four strongest and remove the others.

      In a coldframe, train the four shoots into an X shape. Under cloches, train one pair each way.

      In very sunny weather, shade indoor crops with netting or whitewash on the glass. Keep well watered at all times. When fruit are the size of walnuts, feed with a high potash potassium liquid fertiliser every 7-10 days. Stop feeding and reduce watering when the fruits start to ripen and foliage dies back.

      Increase ventilation and remove shading once plants become established, but remember to re-apply shading later in summer if temperatures exceed 25ºC.

    • You will receive around 40 seeds per packet.

      Packet size 11x17cm. Keep dry and use within a year of purchase.

      All packaging is second hand and stickers have been made with recycled paper.