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Tacoma wa

Anyone have a guestimate how much water to use on watermelon plant growing in a 16-6’”. Garden . I have a 75 foot soaker hose I. and I turn hose on full
Power through a 3/4 drip hose. Anyone know what kinda pressure the avg home has and know how long I’d have to water to get 2” of water. Just looking for a guess time wise.(50) gallons. I’m starting
G to try to grow a big watermelon here in Western wa in a green house since weather is bad for watermelon.

6/13/2020 4:14:33 PM

719.5 Pounder

North Of The Border

Depends on hole spacing, hole size, and hose pressure. In about 100 square feet, you would need 100 gallons, im pretty sure, to make 2 inches of water. You would probably, thoigh, only want it to do a half inch or so, and run it multiple days a week, because watermelons need a few inches a week, not 2 inches a day.

6/14/2020 6:57:49 AM


Tacoma wa

Thanks for info and getting back grower 216👍

6/14/2020 9:19:15 AM


Central NY

No watermelon expert here but have got one to 140 lbs in a not so great spot watering about 100 gallons the whole season...prolly could have used a few more but be carful the other way...

6/14/2020 12:17:48 PM


Here are a couple of links that might help. Porkchops is right.Do not soak them to death. Will have to do till the growers come by.


6/14/2020 4:00:37 PM


Tacoma wa

Anyone have a contact to Todd Dawson if someone reaches him could you have him buzz me Brett 253 468 2103 thanks . First time trying to do this. You guys are great.

6/14/2020 4:51:16 PM


Central NY

Ol tight lip Todd?....eesh...ya might get lucky

6/14/2020 8:25:28 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

I would go by what the soil looks and feels like over an amount that you are trying to put down. The best melon growers do push the water to their melons because they are looking to maximize their weights. Too much water is worse than not enough. I would start out with a half an hour and observe how the soil is absorbing it. You can increase the time if the soil needs more time to become uniformly moist. Most of my timed watering lasts for 30-60 minutes and I repeat as needed. I am new to t tape as I am trying it for the first time this year. From what I have noticed so far is that it comes out really slow. So I will have to water a little every day or set it for longer periods less frequently.

6/15/2020 7:56:43 AM

andrew943 GWG

Liberty nc

Bed that size you probably only need 25 to 30 gallons every other day. Depends on how your soil drains an how big your plant actually are. I water from a 275 gallon tote so I know how much each bed gets at the full swing of things that waters 2000 square feet in one watering

6/15/2020 1:05:51 PM


Tacoma wa

Thanks for all info.if anyone feels like there board and want to contact me idol e that. I got a bag of question on just starting out. 253 468 2103 Brett is my name and watermelon growing isn’t my game lol

6/15/2020 5:01:06 PM

Walking Man

formerly RGG

Lots depends on how well your soil drains. A big advantage of raised beds is the increased ability of soil to drain water.

6/23/2020 6:28:58 AM


Tacoma wa

My soil
Like a sieve.

6/25/2020 11:25:43 PM


Tacoma wa

Thanks guys for the input

7/23/2020 1:48:19 AM

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