Cantaloupe vines splitting

homegrown71July 19, 2014

I am growing cantaloupe for the first time. The plants seem to be doing well. I have treated for downy mildew. I have a mound with 4 hand sown seeds that have turned into vibrant plants. I have one vine that has produced a fruit and just passed the fruit stem the vine has split. It almost looks like it has unraveled. I will attach a picture. Thanks for any help.

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Just as with fruit splitting, vine splitting is caused by inconsistent watering practices. Excessive wet periods followed by very dry and then wet again - whether it be rains or gardener-supplied. As the moisture levels move from one extreme to the other the stems swell then shrink, then swell again and crack/split.

To prevent it we have to do everything we can to stabilize the soil moisture levels.


    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 5:39PM
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Okay. I will try to stabilize my watering. Will my plant survive?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:12PM
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