Poor Melon/Canteloupe Pollination
So far this year, my melon production is not where it was last year. The plants are healthy & looking great, but there are just not many fruit developing. I notice many small non pollinated fruit turning yellow & falling off.
The weather here in central VA has been quite hot, does that have an effect on the pollinators?
Just a thought/question for the future....Would it be a good idea to plant maybe a 4X4 area in the middle of my melon patch with clover, or some other flower that might attract bees? If clover, will it still be in bloom in July when I need it? I grow it every year as a winter cover crop, and it is in full bloom in early spring...
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.