Author Topic: watermelons  (Read 70 times)

Cynthia

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
watermelons
« on: June 30, 2020, 10:56:03 am »
Hello,
I am a new member and pretty new to gardening (food growing, that is). I've planted watermelons in the root and veggie box. I have 4 melons about the size of a grapefruit so far, but several smaller (ping-pong ball size) have turned black and shriveled up. Any ideas why this is happening and what I should do?

Many thanks,
Cynthia

gardendoc

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 155
    • Changing the Garden Paradigm
Re: watermelons
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 04:23:00 pm »
Welcome to Earthbound gardening. My guess on on small fruit was that the female flowers weren't pollinated an the small fruit abort
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 08:38:34 am by gardendoc »
Why Google, when you have me?

Cynthia

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: watermelons
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 04:49:52 pm »
Oh, interesting. Thank you!