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watermelon plant with fruit; leaves going yellow! why?

Posted by mushibu10 zone 8 (UK) (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 13, 14 at 8:19

the plants. are grown in a grow bag in an unheated greenhouse. they're watered daily

they started to go yellow at the bottom of the vine when fruit first set. I feed weekly with a basic feed (cheaper miracle grow (wilkos own make)) I hqve given blood and bonemeal In the hope it's nitrogen deficiency.

thw melon variety is Jubilee


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RE: watermelon plant with fruit; leaves going yellow! why?

If these were house plants I would say you are over watering,


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RE: watermelon plant with fruit; leaves going yellow! why?

hmm. but thw soil is always dry!


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RE: watermelon plant with fruit; leaves going yellow! why?

is it dry at the bottom, the deep roots sre to wet maybe? try everyother day for a few days and see???


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RE: watermelon plant with fruit; leaves going yellow! why?

indeed, so I have been looking up mildew on plants, as it';s yellow like, i think it maybe downy mildew whats your thoughts?


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RE: watermelon plant with fruit; leaves going yellow! why?

that very well may be also, and most mildew is also a result of far to much moisture...there are a at least two other gardeners that have mildew infestations, as yet i have been very lucky and have not yet had to deal with mildew. i have slugs and earwigs...eating my poor pumps. a mildew is a coating on the leaves, and your leaves look as if the discoloration is internal, part of the flesh. is there a dust or spore from the leaves when you touch them or pat with a white towel?


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