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What to do with Sugar Baby Watermelon plant

Posted by GreenSerenity 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 15, 13 at 16:07

Hello,
I just harvested two melons from my sugar baby watermelon plant. I don't see any more flowers on the vine. But my question is, should I allow the plant to continue growing to see if I can get any more melons, or is the plant finished producing?
Thank you!


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RE: What to do with Sugar Baby Watermelon plant

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 15, 13 at 16:42

It will only flower and set more fruit if it is continuing to grow at a fairly strong rate. Plus to mature another melon it would need to maintain the old leaves pretty healthy or grow new ones.

I've been able to fruit Star Brite from late June until fall freeze but I have to keep the plant growing and spray the leaves for foliar diseases.

It's really easier to have two plantings. One as early as possible, late March here, and another in late May.

Short answer: your plant is done unless you can force it to grow again. That's not easy if it has stopped.


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