- Apr 3, 2022
- Reaction score
- East TN
- Hardiness Zone
I often set melons on a board. Roll the melon over, put a board on the soil, roll the melon back so it sets on the board. If we get rain melons are quick to rot setting in mud. Sometimes I set melons on potting soil or saw dust or anything to keep them from rotting on the bottom side.
I have set my squash on styrofoam plates with slits cut in them to allow water to drain. That does work pretty good for the fruit (rot). Cant remember if I've done watermelons like that or not but I do remember the hoards of weeds when I started. To be fair winter squash is bad for weeds too but I think I've cut my weeds down alot over the years.