See all guides

Planting seeds

Growing Squash, Pumpkin and Melons from seeds

Done in 1 hour
Skill level easy

Squash, pumkin and melons can be grown from seeds that are sown directly into a bed. Learn here how.

Melons in garden bed

Melons in garden bed
Photo by Emre Demir on Unsplash

Published under CC:BY-SA by

Abalimi Bezekhaya

How you make it

Get your seeds

Buy them or take dried melon, pumpkin or squash seeds.

Make holes 1 m apart

Squash, pumkin and melons need a lot of space and nutrients. In normal garden beds you have to give them quite a lot of space. If you have a high bed or use biochar, you can plant closer.

Mix manure into the holes

You can also add a handful of bonemeal or fertilizer.

Push 2 or 3 seeds about 3 cm deep into each hole

After 1 month pull out the smallest plants

Keep the strongest plant in each hole.

Share your feedback

More guides to try

What is dooiy?

Screenshot of dooiy web app on a mobile device

On dooiy you find fun and easy hacks that make life easier. Just follow our simple step-by-step guides and create something for your home or community with little materials and tools. Want to start a business? dooiy might be the perfect starting point for you.

Chris from dooiy

You don‘ t have to be an expert to start making with dooiy. Just choose an easy hack and get going. After you made a few, I am sure that you will come up with your own ideas.


Who we are

dooiy is being developed by Hack Your Shack, a young non-profit organisation from Germany with a passionate team in Berlin and South Africa.

To fulfil our vision, we are looking for partners, volunteers, donors and people who spread the word.

Learn moreand become a partner

  • The dooiy project is supported by
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Impact Factory