- Watermelons can grow in many kinds of soil but prefer a light, sandy, fertile loam that drains easily.
- Add generous amounts of manure, compost and leaves to your field and work the soil well prior to planting.
- Fields should be prepared thoroughly by plowing and harrowing and removing the different types of plant debris.
- A gentle, south-facing slope is ideal.
- It should also be pulverized and leveled; furrows are made 2 m apart.