How to Plant Watermelon

Watch Danielle and Sarah prepare a garden bed tailor-made for growing big, juicy watermelons

Danielle Sherry, Sarah Breckenridge, Gary Junken, Robyn Doyon-Aitken

Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a new video series from and our sister site We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer Sarah Breckenridge) as they plant, maintain, harvest, store, and prepare garden vegetables. In this set we demystify the art of growing watermelons.

Episode 1: How to Plant Watermelons

Watch Danielle and Sarah prepare a garden bed tailor-made for growing big, juicy watermelons.

Episode 2: How to Care for Watermelons

The Homegrown / Homemade team gives its fledgling plants a perfect supporting cast.

Episode 3: How to Harvest Watermelons

How do you know when a watermelon is ready to pick? And how do you pick when it’s ready? You’ll learn how to do it all in this episode.

Episode 4: How to Preserve and Freeze Watermelon

Let’s be real: who has room for lots of homegrown watermelons in the fridge? Watch Sarah preserve lots of the fruit in this video.

Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho Salsa

Our in-house chef Sarah shows you how to create a simple yet delicious salsa. Get the full recipe for the salsa and for the gazpacho on


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