An Overview of Watermelon
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a large, sweet fruit that grows naturally in southern Africa. Related to melons, zucchini, pumpkins and cucumbers. Watermelons filled with water and nutrients are very low in calories and very refreshing.
More to love in Watermelon :
- Watermelon has a bitter and sweet and sour taste triad
- All three together make the watermelon so unique
- It is approximately 92% water according to Healthline
- The best time to eat watermelon is at noon around 12-1 PM
Benefits of Watermelon
The high water content, antioxidants, and amino acids of watermelon help with better training. It is also rich in potassium, a mineral that has the potential to reduce gym cramps. After sweating, you can also drink watermelon juice. This will help avoid muscle aches unless you put too much effort into it.
How to sow and care for Watermelon
When soil reaches 70 degrees Celsius or higher, late spring to early summer is the ideal time to plant watermelon seeds. Choose a sunny location to plant watermelon seeds when the weather is warm. Place the seeds 3-5 feet apart in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil to give the plant ample room for growth. Sow the seeds to a depth of 1 inch and water them well until they germinate.
Make sure you sow double the amount of seeds you need, then thin out the weak seedlings once they begin to grow. It's critical that you give the watermelon enough water. Water the soil on a regular basis, but do not let the leaves of the plant get wet. You can also apply a mulch to keep the soil from drying out. Watermelons take a long time to ripen, so it is advisable to give them high-quality sustained-release fertilizers on a regular basis.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Season: Summer
- Type of soil: Loamy
- USDA Zones: 3-11
- Sunlight: At Least 8
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Scientific name: Citrullus lanatus
- Eaten by: Coyote
- Higher classification: Citrullus
- Rank: Species
- The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
- Rest of the World: 3 to 11 working days
- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
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The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
⦿ Rest of the World : 3 to 11 working days
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
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