Hand pollinating melons
Last year I lost a number of melons to not being pollinated so I decided to hand pollinate them this year. I understand how to do it as I have pollinated my squash plants previous years. But the melons have me puzzled. Whenever I open a male flower I never find any pollen so it seems that I'm just brushing nothing onto the female flower. I tried to cut into the flower but just never see any yellow powder (pollen) the way I always do when pollinating squash. So if anyone could tell me if and what I'm missing I'd sure appreciate it. The melons are Hearts of Gold cantaloupe. Thank you.