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Category: Watermelon Farming
Welcome to our watermelon farming in Kenya category page!
Here, you'll find a wealth of information on everything related to watermelon cultivation, from planting to harvesting and beyond.
Watermelon farming is a rewarding endeavor, as these juicy, refreshing fruits are loved by people of all ages.
However, it can also be a challenging task that requires careful planning and attention to detail.
That's why we've put together a collection of articles, tips, and resources to help you succeed in your watermelon farming endeavors.
Whether you're a seasoned farmer or just starting out, our articles cover a wide range of topics to help you improve your skills and maximize your yields.
From choosing the right variety of watermelon to managing pests and diseases, we have you covered.
Watermelon farming requires a great deal of attention to detail, from selecting the right variety of watermelon to ensuring optimal soil conditions.
One often overlooked aspect of watermelon farming is the amount of seed needed per acre.
According to experts, you need around 500-600 grams of watermelon seed per acre to achieve optimal yields.
Find out more about the importance of seed quantity in watermelon farming on our blog.
Watch this video to see the strategies of manually pollinating watermelon for high yields.
In the video, you’ll learn how to identify a male flower, female flower and the right timings for manual pollination. check out the details.
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How many watermelons per acre?
Thousands of people around the world ask this question all the time.
And this post is going to give the answer.
When I first began growing watermelon I faced the same problem.
I did not know how much watermelons to expect in an acre.
So I did some online research to find the right answer,
Unfortunately, there was too much conflicting information about the number of melons per acre.
Some info put the figure at 20,000 fruits per acre, others 10,000 and others 7,500 fruits.
“So… which is the right answer?” I wondered.
It is then that I realized to find it, “I’ll have to grow my own watermelon to find it.”
The good news is, I did just that…
…and today, I am sharing with you the results of my experiments, and the philosophy behind it.
Without wasting time—I will go straight to the point and answer the question.
“In one acre, you should have 2,500 watermelon plants.
When each plant produces 3 watermelons, you should have 7,500 watermelons per acre.
And for those guys who love calculating area in hectares, 1 hectare should have 18,375 watermelons.”
Check out this post to find out how I arrived at this watermelon population per acre!
I clearly remember the first time I grew watermelon.
By good luck, everything went well (considering I was a novice watermelon farmer).
There were no major challenges of pests and diseases and the harvests were looking very good.
However, I had one problem.
I did not know how to know whether the watermelons were ready for harvest.
“How can such a simple thing be that complicated?” You may ask.
I know this sounds like a simple problem but when it’s you facing it—you’ll know how nerve wreaking this decision is.
When I tried sampling some fruits by cutting through them and eating them, I would find some are ready and others are not.
It is from that experience that I wrote this post.
To take out the guesswork out of watermelon harvest, experienced farmers adopt 6 strategies.
This post therefore examines the 6 ways experienced farmers use to know when watermelon is ready. Check it out. You’ll love it!