Do Watermelons Need Full Sun?

Watermelons are one of the most popular summer produce, but they can be tricky to grow. They need enough hours of direct sunlight a day to grow well and ripen properly.

Watermelons do best if they get full sunshine.

This means that the plant needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, and it will ripen faster if you give it more time in the sun.

However, watermelons don’t need full shade or partial shade—they simply need six hours of direct sunlight each day (or more).

It’s also important to note that this does not mean that your watermelon should be placed near a window where there is no protection from cold winds or snowfall during winter months; instead, choose an area with good airflow so that your melon doesn’t overheat inside its protective casing.

Plant watermelon in full sun or in a place that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

If you live in an area with lots of shade, it’s recommended to plant a watermelon that requires more than 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.

This is because the plant will grow better and produce more fruit if it receives enough light exposure throughout the day. 

On the other hand, if you live in an area where there isn’t much natural light during summer months (which could be due to latitude), then growing a melon like this one may not be worth your time.

Watermelons need at least 6 hours of full sun to ripen properly.

Watermelons are an annual plant, so they stop growing in the winter and grow in the spring. In order to ripen, they need at least 6 hours of full sun to grow and develop color.

If you have multiple watermelons growing on your property, make sure that each one gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day for about four weeks during summer months (June through August).

Choose a site in full sun (direct, not filtered) that has afternoon shade in warmer climates.

Watermelons need full sun to ripen properly. Even if you have a small area of partial shade, it’s best to place your watermelon in full-sun exposure for the entire season.

If the weather is too hot or dry during summer months (or if your soil is sandy or rocky), try planting in a container and moving it indoors until fall when temperatures are cooler and rainier.

If you live in an area with winter temperatures below freezing and don’t get much snow cover on top of your soil during this time period, then try growing a variety that is suitable in your location which grows well above ground level.

You can use trellises or supports such as stakes driven into concrete slabs where they can be easily removed after harvest so they don’t root into surrounding soils once planted again next year.

Full sunlight is best for watermelons but some can tolerate partial shade.

Some varieties of watermelon can tolerate partial shade. If you have a problem with your watermelon dying in the middle of summer and you think it might be due to too much sun, try planting it in a partially shaded area where it will grow slower but still receive enough light to ripen properly.

If you do this, be sure to check on your seeds every day until they sprout—and don’t forget about mulching.

A thick layer of straw or leaves can help prevent weeds from growing up through your plants and shading them out completely.


So, do watermelons need full sunlight? The answer is yes. Full sunlight is best but some varieties can tolerate partial shade. 

You need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to ripen properly, so make sure your watermelon gets this much sun every day.

If you have a location that gets afternoon shade in warmer climates then consider planting it there instead.