Watermelons and Sweet Potatoes

Warm Weather Vegetables!

This is a down to earth garden tip from Martin’s Pet and Garden Center.

Planting and growing a garden during the summer can provide you with the freshest tasting vegetables and a lower grocery bill.

Some vegetables that thrive and grow best in hot weather are called warm weather vegetables.

Sweet potatoes require a long frost free growing season to mature large potatoes. Sweet potatoes are started by planting slips or a young sweet potato stem which has roots. They plenty of space to grow as they grow dense vines 3-4 feet wide. After the vines start growing, minimal care is required.

Watermelon is another warm weather crop and requires plenty of space to grow and mature. Watermelon is another warm weather crop and requires plenty of space to grow and mature. Watermelon grow best a sandy, loam soil once established, they need litter watering as the grow moderately deep roots. Watermelon can be started from either seeds of young plant starts purchased at the garden center.

For all of your vegetable garden needs, stop by Martin’s Pet and Garden Center in downtown Elkhart, where we make YOU the expert.

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