Mulching Watermelon Plants

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by MsPacMan, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. MsPacMan

    MsPacMan Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2004
    Can you mulch watermelon plants with shredded hardwood mulch?

    I have noticed that as the vines spread around, the vine attaches itself to the soil several times. Is the plant receiving nuttrients when it does that? Will mulch ruin that?
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Guest

    I mulch all of my cucurbits and they do just fine once the ground is warm. The ones that root at the nodes will root through the mulch in my experience. Don't mound the mulch up around the base of the main stem, but rather pull it back a bit.