Should I Trim My Watermelon Plant?

Q: I have a watermelon plant that’s doing great in a small three-foot by five-foot space. It’s getting too big. Would it be okay to trim the ends of the plant growth? 

A: I guess you could clip the ends of individual stems. But remember that the more leaves you have, the more fruit you’ll get. Don’t be surprised if you have only one or two melons. Consider making a trellis for the vine to climb so you can keep more leaves.

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