Can Your Choice of Soil Type Affect Your Yield?
Have you ever wondered why 2 people get different result from the same type of watermelon seed, even when they both work under the same climatic conditions?
This can easily be traced to the soil type.
The fact is: if you plant watermelon on the wrong type of soil, you will get no good result. This is one of the reason why I keep emphasizing on the need for the right training.
What’s the Recommended Soil Type?
The best soil for planting watermelon is sandy-loam soil. Watermelon does well on fertile soils that will not retain too much water.
Watermelon also requires a well-tilled and flat land, not rocky or hard, sloppy or hilly ones.
Furthermore, your farm should have a good amount of sunlight too. Remember, even though water melon has so much water content, it doesn’t require so much water while growing.
So, select a location that gets 8 to 10 hours of sunlight per day.
Where the soil is hard in nature, employ the service of a plow to till it or you till with hoe while planting. The cost of tilling will largely depend on the area. If the soil is loose enough, go ahead and plant.
You will have to lay your hand on the comprehensive guide prepared for this purpose. This is the only way you can be guaranteed the best result.
Before planting, ensure that the land is cleared and all trees removed. Tall trees can shade your plant from receiving the right amount of sunlight.
Clearing can be done economically using chemicals called herbicides.
The particular herbicide with the right active ingredient, as well as application dosage and time are contained in your practical manual.
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