The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Burpee seed company and Bonnie Plants all recommend waiting to plant watermelon seeds outdoors until the soil reaches a temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Waiting for the soil to... More »

Watermelon vines should be planted approximately two weeks after the last frost date in the spring or early summer. The vines are susceptible to frost and could suffer damage or even death if exposed to freezing temperat... More »

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To plant watermelons, plant the seeds 8 to 10 feet apart in small mounds of soil in a location with a lot of room and good drainage. Water the seeds immediately, and add 1 inch of water per week until the watermelons are... More »

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Plant asparagus when the soil temperature reaches 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring, and avoid harvesting the plant during the first year. To prepare the garden bed for asparagus, remove all grasses and weeds from the ... More »

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Grow bush beans by directly sowing the seeds into a garden bed where the soil is at least 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Bush beans do not require the support trellises that are necessary for pole beans. More »

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Pumpkin seeds should germinate in less than a week with a soil temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit and adequate moisture. These seeds do not germinate in cold soil and do best when the soil is at least 95 F. More »

The ideal time to plant winter flowering pansies is during the fall, when soil temperature falls between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. This period ranges from September in northern states to October in the southern state... More »