Should I water my melons or not?
It's been very dry here and the ground around my melons is pretty parched. But I worry about them cracking. If I water them, they might swell and crack. If I don't water, they won't continue to grow and flourish. There's no significant chance of rain in the forecast right now for the next week. The plants are starting to show signs of stress.
I haven't watered the melons since... I don't know, June? since most are well mulched. Today I found a watermelon that had cracked and I don't know why it did, because they haven't gotten any water to make them crack. It hasn't rained recently.
Right now, I'm watering my corn, flowers, tomatoes and things and I was planning to move on to watering the melons. Having found the cracked one, it reminded me that watering melons while they fruit isn't good as it leads to cracking. After thinking about it a bit more, I realized there's a logic problem with not watering... they need water. Is it just that I shouldn't water them very much?