1. Choose a sunny spot in your garden that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.
  2. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds, rocks, or debris. Use a tiller or garden fork to loosen the soil to a depth of at least 12 inches.
  3. Add compost or aged manure to the soil to improve its nutrient content. Watermelons are heavy feeders, so it’s important to give them plenty of nutrients.
  4. Plant watermelon seeds about 1 inch deep and 3 to 4 feet apart. Rows should be spaced 5 to 6 feet apart.
  5. Water the seeds thoroughly after planting.