Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
How many melons? Toplef10How many melons? 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.

How many melons? I22gcj10How many melons? 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
How many melons? Toplef10How many melons? 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.

How many melons? I22gcj10How many melons? 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
» National Kale Day
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:29 pm

» Hello from Howe, TX Zone 8a
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:51 pm

» Hello from Murphy, TX
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:48 pm

» Hello from West Palm Beach, FL
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:42 pm

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:40 pm

» Squirrels!!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:04 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 10/23/2021, 3:11 pm

» Asian Greens and Salad Greens (sorry for long post!)
by juliediane 10/22/2021, 8:34 pm

» N&C Midwest — October 2021
by Scorpio Rising 10/21/2021, 6:14 pm

» My SFG journey- using hanging clips on cucumber and tomatoes
by has55 10/20/2021, 7:06 pm

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 10/19/2021, 8:16 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by has55 10/19/2021, 7:55 am

» Wasabi Radish
by sanderson 10/19/2021, 12:55 am

» I want to start over
by Roseinarosecity 10/17/2021, 12:46 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing July to December 2021
by Kelejan 10/16/2021, 6:15 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by Kelejan 10/16/2021, 6:10 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2021, 12:18 pm

» Winter Travel
by OhioGardener 10/13/2021, 8:17 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos 10/10/2021, 11:09 am

» Keeping bees
by Kelejan 10/9/2021, 10:50 am

» worm buying
by OhioGardener 10/8/2021, 8:57 am

» October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by Yardslave 10/7/2021, 5:56 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 10/4/2021, 2:13 pm

» October Avatar: Fall Gardening
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 2:06 pm

» What are these fruits?
by bijan 10/4/2021, 1:53 pm

» Mulching question?
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:46 pm

» Wood Chips-->Pine
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:41 pm

» Dr Higa's Soil Classifications
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:35 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:32 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 10/3/2021, 5:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

How many melons?

4 posters

Go down

How many melons? Empty How many melons?

Post  outdoor_mom 6/9/2011, 1:52 pm

I have planted four cantaloupe and two watermelon vines, and the heat we've been having the last few weeks has made them just take off! The cantaloupes especially have big leaves and lots of blossoms and seem to want to take over. My question is, how many vines should I allow each plant to develop, and how many melons? I have them trellised, and I plan to put them in slings when they need it, but I don't think the plants could possibly develop all those blossoms into mature melons. (I think I've done a pretty good job pruning my tomatoes, but melons are completely new to me.) Any suggestions? Thanks,
Eileen
avatar
outdoor_mom

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2011-04-04
Location : Middle TN

Back to top Go down

How many melons? Empty Re: How many melons?

Post  quiltbea 6/9/2011, 2:46 pm

Regardless of the number of blossoms, a plant will only produce 1-4 melons per plant. The males arrive first, then the bulbous females.

Most young melons will grow to the size of an egg, then shrivel and send nutrients back into the vine.

Fertilize with compost tea when the fruits set and 2 weeks later.

Water generously at time of transplanting and as fruits develop.

Once fruit has set and reached full size, do not give extra water until plants show signs of wilting.

At harvest time...Withhold watering last 10 days before picking to allow sugars to form.

For watermelons, reduce watering 4 weeks before harvest when they are 2/3rds grown. When the first ripe watermelon is picked, stop watering completely.

Believe me, there's nothing better than a fresh watermelon from your own garden.
How many melons? 09-01-12
This was my 14-lb Sugar Baby last year. Mmmm good.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 79
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

How many melons? Empty Re: How many melons?

Post  Miss M 6/9/2011, 3:10 pm

Thank you, I was wondering about that! Our melons were blooming like crazy, but most of the baby fruits died back. Now I know that is normal. Very Happy
avatar
Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

How many melons? Empty Re: How many melons?

Post  kiwirose 6/24/2011, 12:24 pm

Thank you quiltbea for all that information - it is very helpful to me - I have 3 different types of melons going this year - but didn't know those details - I would surely be seeking all these answers in a few weeks so thanks for sharing!!!
avatar
kiwirose

Female Posts : 142
Join date : 2010-05-10
Age : 48
Location : Durham, NC

Back to top Go down

How many melons? Empty Re: How many melons?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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