What Grows Well With Watermelon?

  • Radishes. Radishes are beneficial watermelon companion plants because they repel insect pests that attack watermelon.
  • Lamb’s Quarter. Lamb’s quarter, also known as Chenopodium album, is a weed, but we would call it a beneficial weed at this point.
  • Bush or Pole Beans. Planting bush beans or pole beans alongside watermelon can have a good effect on watermelon.
  • Alliums. Alliums are a family of garlic, chives, shallots, leeks, and onions.
  • Oregano. Oregano is an aromatic herb that improves the health of watermelon when planted around it.
  • Corn. Corn plants are beneficial to watermelon. Both crops have different pests and diseases, and as a result, when planted together, they help each other conceal themselves from dangerous
  • Marigold. Marigolds of the ‘ Tagetes ’ order are beneficial to watermelon when planted as companion plants. Marigolds have the ability to ward off pests that attack watermelon.
  • Potatoes. Potatoes are useful companion plants to watermelon. Potatoes have tremendous effects on watermelon when they (potatoes) are mulched with straws.
  • Nasturtiums. Nasturtiums, popularly known as garden nasturtiums and scientifically known as ‘Tropaeolum majus,’ are useful companion plants for watermelon and a wide range of other garden plants.
  • Plants That Attract Pollinators. Watermelon flowers are not attractive to pollinators; hence watermelon plants need plants that attract pollinators to be planted around it.
  • What grows good with watermelon?

    Flowers: Watermelons rely on insects like bees to help it produce fruit—that's why flowering plants with appealing scents like marigolds, lavender, and borage make good companions for watermelon plants. These flowers also repel aphids, which can be particularly destructive to watermelon leaves and tendrils.

    Can I plant beans near watermelon?

    Bush beans, and all legumes, are real rockstars in the garden! Their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen into the soil makes them a great companion plant for watermelons. The beans will naturally fertilize your watermelon crop through the season!

    Do you need more than one watermelon plant?

    Healthy watermelon vines produce 2-4 fruits per plant. The vines produce both male and female flowers. Both are needed to set fruit and there are fewer female flowers compared to male, about one female for every seven males.

    How far apart do you plant watermelons and cantaloupes?

    Growing Melons Vertically

    You'll need a trellis at least 8 feet tall to support the vines of a full-sized melon plant. Plant melons at the base of the trellis, spaced 12 inches apart for cantaloupe or honeydew and 24 inches apart for watermelon.

    Can you plant zucchini and cantaloupe together?

    Let me assure you that squash and melons cannot cross; you will never see a canatalop-ini. In order for plants to cross-pollinate, they must be from the same species. Cucumis melo includes cantaloupe and honeydew- they can cross-pollinate; but they cannot cross with Cucumis sativus AKA cucumbers.

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