Watermelon plants growing slowly
Is this normal? I seeded cantaloupe and watermelon when I did squash and cukes Memorial Day, they took a while to germinate, the zukes are finally getting big (about 2-3ft dia), yellow squash a little smaller, cukes are starting to vine (even the "bush" types). Only 1 cantaloupe germinated so I started more, but only a couple of those came up (old seed) and they are very small, 6" or so dia, though the 1st one is over a foot and getting some flowers.
The watermelon seeded same time as 2nd cantaloupes (June 16) are very small though - about 3-4" dia and no flowers. We've been getting a fair amount of rain but I did water this past week since it's been like 2" one week and 1/4" the next week, not consistent.
Watermelon seed was old too - think that's why the plants aren't vigorous? FWIW, these are early "personal size" melons Little Gem 80 days. Only 1 true leaf on most of them. Or are these just slow growing compact plants?