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Need Urgent Help. What is Wrong with This Cantaloupe? Hydro DWC

Posted by GrowItFromSeed 11b (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 11, 13 at 14:41

Hello all. Someone please help me understand what is going on with this DWC cantaloupe. As can be seen, the leaves are lightening up. I live in the Dominican Repub so I do not have access to all the ferts of back home. I am using a 20-20-20 right now. Do I need to add more? Is there some nutrient missing? Maybe it is a pH issue? I have no idea what the pH is. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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RE: Need Urgent Help. What is Wrong with This Cantaloupe? Hydro D

I've never grown a melon of any description but I'm wondering why it isn't out in the garden yet. It seems to have a flower bud but is still in its seedling container. I don't think it needs fertiliser I think it needs space and soil. That's if it's the right time of year for it to grow in your region.


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RE: Need Urgent Help. What is Wrong with This Cantaloupe? Hydro D

florauk

Thanks for the reply. This melon is in a 5 gallon bucket and is being grown hydroponically. It has plenty of space for roots.


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RE: Need Urgent Help. What is Wrong with This Cantaloupe? Hydro D

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 11, 13 at 18:23

A hydroponic melon will need fertilizer dissolved in the water. That gets very complicated with nutrient concentrations and pH. It also needs the right media.

The plant shown is probably short on nitrogen but could also be more than that.


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RE: Need Urgent Help. What is Wrong with This Cantaloupe? Hydro D

May find help in the Hydroponics Forum
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/hydro/

Here is a link that might be useful: Hydroponics Forum


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RE: Need Urgent Help. What is Wrong with This Cantaloupe? Hydro D

I see. Hydroponics is an entirely different method of growing so you'd probably do better on the Forum indicated above.


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RE: Need Urgent Help. What is Wrong with This Cantaloupe? Hydro D

Thanks. I will post the thread there!


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