Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Watermelon advice Toplef10Watermelon advice 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Watermelon advice I22gcj10Watermelon advice 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Watermelon advice Toplef10Watermelon advice 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Watermelon advice I22gcj10Watermelon advice 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by SMEDLEY BUTLER Today at 1:51 pm

» Frequency/amount to water
by lisawallace88 Today at 8:07 am

» Birds of the Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER Yesterday at 9:36 pm

» Help me correct my mistakes for next year please
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 8:04 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» N & C Midwest—May 2024
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 5:40 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 5:23 pm

» Anyone know about growing plumeria ?
by SMEDLEY BUTLER Yesterday at 1:54 pm

» What do I do with tomato plants?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:47 pm

» Memorial Day
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:00 pm

» Manure tea overwintered outside - is it safe to use?
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/26/2024, 1:23 pm

» Tomatoes not having growth
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/25/2024, 11:28 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 5/25/2024, 5:35 pm

» Spring Flowers
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/25/2024, 10:47 am

» Dealing with Critters in Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/24/2024, 12:15 am

» Can I sew row cover material?
by ktomchik 5/23/2024, 9:49 pm

» Sacrificial Tomatoes
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/23/2024, 8:15 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 5/18/2024, 7:02 pm

» Compost not hot
by OhioGardener 5/17/2024, 8:05 am

» First timer in Central Virginia (7b) - newly built beds 2024
by flossy21 5/16/2024, 5:34 pm

» Cabbage worms
by sanderson 5/16/2024, 1:34 am

» Complicated mixed up bunny poop!
by plantoid 5/14/2024, 7:20 pm

» They don't call 'em garden BEDS for nothing.
by sanderson 5/12/2024, 2:34 am

» Greetings from Southport NC
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:36 am

» In the news: Biosolids in Texas.
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:19 am

» Rhubarb Rhubarb
by Scorpio Rising 5/5/2024, 7:57 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 5/4/2024, 12:08 am

» question about the digital tools from the sfg site.
by OhioGardener 5/2/2024, 4:50 pm

» Assistance Needed: Sugar Snap Peas Yellowing and Wilting
by Scorpio Rising 5/1/2024, 8:24 pm

» OMG, GMO from an unexpected place.
by sanderson 5/1/2024, 1:57 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Watermelon advice

2 posters

Go down

Watermelon advice Empty Watermelon advice

Post  Bart 6/5/2015, 5:10 pm

Hi,

I need Watermelon growing advice. I'm growing a few plants in containers. The vines have not grown over the side yet, where I hope the melons will be growing. Yet, I'm already getting flowers. I don't want melons in the container, should I simply snip them off and wait for the vines on the ground to flower? And what about side vines? Should those be snipped off in order for the plant to concentrate on the main vine? I'm new at growing watermelons, any advice is appreciated.

Bart
Bart
Bart

Posts : 129
Join date : 2015-04-17
Location : Troy, VA

Back to top Go down

Watermelon advice Empty Re: Watermelon advice

Post  littlejo 6/5/2015, 9:40 pm

Bart, I believe the first flowers are prob. male. The female flowers will have the fruit behind it. I would wait to do any snipping until you see fruit.
As far as lateral vines, depends on the variety. Some will only put 1 melon on per vine,  other varieties put on lots of melons on each vine.
If I were you, I'd wait til fruit is on, decide if they are where you want them, then snip, snip.
All you have to do is ensure that the pot has enough compost/fertilizer to support the plant.
littlejo
littlejo

Female Posts : 1575
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 70
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum