Follow these simple instructions for using Johnny's Cucumber Beetle Lure for enhanced protection from this common pest of cucurbits (e.g., squashes, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins). See instructions for units needed per area to be monitored, replacement requirements, and efficacy time.
Johnny's Farm Visit | Mark's Melon Patch – Dawson, Georgia. Mark Daniel started his melon business in his junior year of high school, growing 5 acres of watermelons on his family's row crop farm in southwestern Georgia. "It had never entered my mind that I was going to do this as a living," he says. "I was going to be an ag engineer. But when I started looking for jobs, the idea of working for somebody else just didn't interest me. So I've been doing this for 32 years now..."
Follow the instructions in this Tech Sheet for success with production of hybrid triploid (seedless) watermelons (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus). Includes recommendations on site selection, seed starting, seedling development, use of row covers, transplanting, interplanting of a pollenizer watermelon variety, pollination, fertilization, diseases, pests, harvesting, and storage.
A full-color, downloadable and printable (PDF) version of our Watermelon Varieties Comparison Chart.
Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing watermelons (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) from seed. Read more for a successful harvest!