Watermelon bottoms turning black
Having a problem with growing watermelons - this is my first time trying them and I can't find anything on the internet that has really explained what is happening. My baby watermelons, within a day or two of forming, are turning black and leathery on the bottom. The plant/vines/leaves appear fine, and I haven't noticed any particular insects hanging about, so I'm suspecting fungal, but I'm not sure. I thought blossom end rot at first, but it's happening where they touch the ground, not on the blossom end like they do on squash etc. Any ideas (and possible solutions :) are appreciated - I'm going to start an anti-fungal for now and see what happens... which reminds me - never used anti-fungals either - any recommendations???