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Funky Watermelon Leaves. Can I save the plant or watermelons?

Posted by Kylewater 7a (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 13:26

All of the sudden my watermelon plant leaves (mainly the bottom/oldest 35%) have been turning yellow with brown spots. Some also have white (non-powdery) funk going on like in the photo.

I have 4 sugar baby watermelons that I am waiting to ripen and hopefully save. I don't know if I can save them though or the plant.

Does this look like a fungal infection? Should I buy a fungicide?


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RE: Funky Watermelon Leaves. Can I save the plant or watermelons

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 15:51

That looks a little like spider mites. Are there very small insects on the under side? It could just be lack of fertilizer and aging leaves.


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RE: Funky Watermelon Leaves. Can I save the plant or watermelons

Those look like aging leaves and shouldn't effect your melons.


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