Watermelon leaves curling?!?

Cocogirl123July 6, 2012

I am fairly new to gardening and hoping for some sage advice regarding my watermelons. I planted them around 1 1/2 months ago and expected they would be bigger by now. Worse, however, is that in the last week, the leaves have been curling up, almost as if they are folded in half. I am wondering what the reason for that may be. It has been quite hot - regularly in the 90's for quite a while, but I have kept it well watered...

Thanks in advance!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cole_robbie(6)

Do you have any yellow or dead leaves, or yellow/dead spots on the leaves? My melons got powdery mildew from the hot and dry weather; that particular strain of mildew likes it hot and dry.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 4:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Cocogirl123

Nope, no yellow or dead leaves, just leaves that simply don't seem big enough and that have now started to curl. On the other hand, they don't seem quite as green as I might expect...

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 4:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
howelbama(7 NJ)

It's very normal for watermelon leaves to wilt and curl during the day, they should relax at night. Probably nothing to worry about. They are heavy feeders though, so you am want to fertilize them. Are you growing them in the ground? Some pics would help too.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 9:53PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Urgent grafting advice: Experiment Antonovka +/- B9 interstem
You can read my previous posts to see photos of my...
hungryfrozencanuck
Help me choose fruit varieties to grow in NJ and nurseries
I have been reading some old posts regarding the fruit...
bemonkey Zone 7 South New Jersey
bees ignoring my plum blossoms
I stood and watched but never saw any bees on my Santa...
kittymoonbeam
pls recommend
Experienced Fruit Tree Growers, I suspect that all...
thecityman, Zone 7a/6b near Nashville
First Bench Grafts Using a Fieldcraft Topgrafter
Hi all, I've been patiently waiting for signs of life...
gardener365
Sponsored Products
Bridal Veil Floral Arrangement
$339.00 | FRONTGATE
6 Lights Pleated Watermelon Red Fabric Shade Brass Chandelier
ParrotUncle
851/00 Crown Collection, various shades of brown and gold color, 5' x 7' 3", ind
Home Depot
Purple & Ivory Falling Leaves Microfiber Sheet Set
$17.99 | zulily
Autumn Twilight Silver and Gold Sconce
$474.00 | Bellacor
End Scene Chair in Black
$799.99 | Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™