Black Diamond Watermelon
I am in central Missouri. We are in a drought with 7+ days of 100+ degrees. Despite this my melons plants look pretty good with watering. My concern, I know getting a crop of black diamond in my area takes forever...with the mild spring and cool nights my melon plants just sat there from May 10 when I planted them to June 1. June 1 I gave them a shot of Miracle Gro and a good soaking. It has been hot and dry since then. Only 2 inches in two rains since May 2. I use a soaker hose and water every 3 or 4 days for 2 hours. My plant leaves look healthy, some flowers mostly male. That's the problem, not many female. I have 12 plants and only 2 golf ball sized melons total. Am I just being impatient or am I not going to get any melons this year. This is my first year with Black Diamond. I've grown several other varieties in the past. Any ideas?