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question re: watermelons...

Posted by krystine 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 28, 05 at 20:55

I'm growing both sugarbabies and large watermelons in my sfg and have quite a few little melons growing on each vine.

Am I supposed to only have a few watermelons per vine? Should I be pinching some off? (I always feel bad when I do that!)

Thanks in advance for your replies...

Kristine (my first garden ever!)

Here is a link that might be useful: Kristine's Garden Blog


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RE: question re: watermelons...

It is up to you. If the fruits are growing to their full size then you can stick with what you have, otherwise remove some.

Many folks remove all but 2 mellons from the vines. I was told (by a gardening catalog) that sugar babies normally only set 2 (or so) fruits. LOL. Wonder where they go that idea from as that wasn't my experience with them and doesn't appear to be yours either..


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RE: question re: watermelons...

Thank you for replying... maybe I'll remove some melons from one or two vines to see if they grow bigger.

Thanks :)


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When do you plant sugar baby watermelons

Hi All,

I am a novice at gardening, this is my first year and I am truly loving the outcome. I have tomatoes and cucumbers and wanted to try watermelon. I got the seeds from a mail order company a few days ago that are suppose to send when it is right for planting. Is it to late to sart them? They are sugarbaby watermelons


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RE: question re: watermelons...

Too late for watermelon this year. I would save the seed for next year; they should be fine.


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