Questions tagged [watermelon]

Watermelon is a flowering plant species of the Cucurbitaceae family. Use this tag with questions about how to grow and care for Watermelons.

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Transplanting watermelons from 3gal pots outdoors

I may have started my watermelon plants too early. I started them in solo cups and then transplanted them into 3 gal pots indoors. They are growing big quick! I have a 10x9foot garden plot which ...
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What type of squash/gourd is this?

I planted what was supposed to be a gourd and it has given a few of these fruits from small flowers (similar to cucumber) that have reached around 20cm long and about 2kg. Any idea what they are?
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What is the fungus and is it dangerous to my watermelon plant?

When I checked on the watermelon plant today I found this odd discoloration at the soil level, hidden under the leaves right by one of the fruits. I assume this is a fungus; is it dangerous? And if so,...
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Poor draining sandy loam soil

I tested my soil and discoverd it has 10% clay, 29% silt, and 59% sand. I've noticed my soil sucks when it comes to draining water (unless it's slowly raining). Water will pool on the top of the ...
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What kind of fruit do black seeds from “seedless” watermelon produce?

I bought a Pure Heart mini seedless watermelon from the supermarket. Although it was labeled as seedless, I did see a few black seeds. I will try to grow a new watermelon from them. Are these black ...
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Watermelon Leaves Yellowing

My nehpew is growing watermelons but lately their leaves started yellowing as shown in the photo..do you know what causes this?
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How can i make watermelon seeds?

how companies make good quality watermelon seeds? can I do it by myself? why we can't plant seeds from normal watermelon in the grocery store
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Do these watermelon plants show signs of mosaic virus?

I salvaged and planted three watermelon seedlings a few weeks ago after my, somewhat flimsy, greenhouse blew over in a wind storm. The seedlings seemed to be thriving in their new homes, but this past ...
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Chrysanthimum-based pesticide killed my young plants

Recently, a pesticide that I used to treat a number of my young plants killed everything I applied it to. I applied it in accordance with the directions, and the brand is well-reviewed on Amazon, but ...
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Watermelon plants not growing

I live in zone 3/4, I planted some Sugar Baby watermelons this year (first time!). I started them in my greenhouse and moved them outside around the time of the last frost since it was really warm out ...
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What disease is causing yellow bumpy leaves to travel down my sugar baby watermelon plant?

I have a sugar baby watermelon plant. The leaves have a problem near the main stem coming out of the ground, and it's clearly traveling down each vine. It is yellowy brown and bumpy and covers the ...
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Watermelon leaves curled up and fruit were squishy. Is it normal?

I planted Crimson Red watermelon seedlings (top) in a firepit that I converted to a garden bed. It's sharing space with a tomato (left), rosemary (bottom), and red pepper (right). Since there's 4 ...
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Can grafting increase fruit size, productivity, and ease of growth?

I've been considering the possibility of grafting a giant watermelon variety (such as Carolina Cross) onto a giant pumpkin/squash/gourd rootstock (such as Atlantic Giant pumpkin, Weeks NC Giant, Zucca ...
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Fast-growing vine, supposed to be a flowering plant

A few months ago, I planted some flower seeds that looked like they were designed for wind dispersal: very light, thin, and elongated (a little shorter than one of my finger joints). Mostly black with ...
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Is it true that having only one fruit per vine makes it taste better?

I had noticed how expensive square watermellon is and apparently the reason for that is because often times farmers will only grow one watermellon per vine as opposed to the normal four or five per ...
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Should I replant a watermelon that almost died when planted in the ground?

I started a watermelon in the ground as a small plant. It basically died in the ground, so I took it out. The roots had not really taken. After a few weeks, however, I repotted it in a container ...
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What should I do with a watermelon plant that has flowered much too early?

I have several (trellised) watermelon plants that are about a foot tall by now. One of them, oddly enough, has flowers already. This is my first time trying to grow watermelons, but it seems like it'...
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Why do we have yellowing watermelon leaves?

My husband and I, first time gardeners, planted some watermelon for our grandchildren. We water the raised garden they are in every other night. We have been noticing yellow leaves, but only on the ...
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How can I build a garden enclosure on a budget?

I need to separate my watermelon seeds from outdoor cats that roam my yard. What could I get for the new plants when they are ready to keep them safe to freely grow? I could shop at Home Depot or ...
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How far do I space apart watermelon seedlings?

I just bought Icebox watermelon seedlings from the nursery. The instructions just say to stick the whole batch into the ground (the inner cardboard is biodegradable). I think these are just generic ...