I have just harvested watermelon (20th Apr’2016).
I used plastic mulching on beds 6 feet apart. The plastic mulch seems to be in good condition. To maximize the initial investment on plastic mulch and other field preparation activities I am planning to use the same set up to grow one more crop. Please advise as to which crop is better at this point of time.
I have below options:
- Watermelon again in twin row system
- Ash gourd
- Tomato (risky in terms of labour intensiveness and additional investment on staking)
- Cut rose (risky in terms labour intensiveness, hot weather & investment on rose cuttings)
- Marigold (Dont have much info)
Please share if you think of any other better but less expensive alternatives.
I am from Hiriyur, Karnataka. Rainfall is usually below average, considerably hot climate (at present it is 39 to 40 deg.cel)
Thanks & regards