I grew up eating Georgia Rattlesnake watermelons—that’s really what they’re called,
Watermelons are tender annuals that require warm temperatures to germinate and fruit. Sow seeds directly into garden soil when all danger of frost is past. Plant ½” deep, 3 seeds per hill. Space hills 12-18” apart with 6’ row centers. Thin to one strong seedling in every hill. Plants may be started indoors for transplanting. Sandy, well-drained soils are best.
Prefers loamy soils that will hold moisture but not become boggy. A soil pH between 5.0 and 7.0 will keep plants happy and healthy with an ideal range falling between 6.0 and 6.8.
Seeds will germinate in most soilless mixes but prefer those that contain coco coir or well-rotted manure which hold moisture well.
Will thrive in hydroponic systems such as an ebb and flow system
Will thrive in an aeroponic system.