So, I am a day behind on directly sowing into the ground. I like to sow seed on Sunday, but since it is Monday, I will double my efforts with Sugar Baby Watermelons and Pie Pumpkins.
This is a new crop for U-Relish Farm with a new technique and new land that reclaimed from urban grass. I choose to use a sand 60% and soil 40% mix and mound the amendments over the earth. These plants are not contained within raised beds but these are new growing areas that have been left dormant for 2 years.
I did soak the seed before they were introduced to the soil.
Update as of June 15th… we have germination. Because we did not have any rain I put in place a slow drip irrigation system using food grade buckets.
7 of 15 seeds sown can be cultivated. So I have doubled my efforts with 15 more melons. U-Relish Farm is a proud member of Indiana Grown.