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Watermelon's Rotting

Posted by gardenang7 TX (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 22:23

My Watermelon plant keeps producing tiny watermelons, but then they turn black and seem to rot away. I have only gotten one watermelon to grow past this size without rotting away. Can anyone help with this problem?

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RE: Watermelon's Rotting

I'm assuming the little tiny watermelons are the females and they are not getting pollinated properly. I usually pollinate by hand using a small soft bristled paint brush to transfer the pollen from the males, which are the flowers without the tiny watermelons, to the females. It seems to work well.

RE: Watermelon's Rotting

My melons grow but develope what seems to be blossum end rot like tomatoes do.

RE: Watermelon's Rotting

Is there away to avoid blossom end rot? I am new to gardening. Thanks.

RE: Watermelon's Rotting

More Calcium? Or proper Ph and nutrient uptake.

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