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Watermelon leaves turning yellow

Posted by fritz_monroe 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 08 at 16:49

I have some small varieties of watermelon growning in big containers. One variety is has all the leaves turning yellow. I planted these in Miracle Grow potting mix. Can anyone suggest a reason that this could be happening? Am I missing any certain nutrient?

If it matters, the variety that is doing well is Cream of Saskatchewan. The one that is not doing well is Golden Midget. They are planted in 2 identical 18 gallon containers.

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RE: Watermelon leaves turning yellow

Golden Midget like most of the yellow (pumpkin rind) melons has a tendency for the yellowing to extend to the vines. Yellow vines and some yellowing of the leaves is normal.

RE: Watermelon leaves turning yellow

  • Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 23, 08 at 22:17

Thanks for the info Farmerdilla! My Golden Midget looked very yellow the other day and I gave it a blast of organic fertilizer to help it along. Good to know that the yellow was normal for this variety, and I'm sure the fertilizer didn't hurt.

RE: Watermelon leaves turning yellow

When first posting, I was also concerned that there was a single melon growing. Every time a female flower would be ready to open, the fruit would turn yellow and the flower would die.

Looks like it wasn't an issue. I now have about 5 or 6 little melons started on the vines.

Thanks for the info, I won't worry about the leaves turning yellow.

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