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Poor Cantaloupes

Posted by kciney Dallas (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 19, 12 at 18:33

I am relatively new to gardening, and I decided a SFG would be easier for me to maintain. I decided to planted cantaloupe that I received as a transplant from a friend. I have several grapefruit sized cantaloupes that are growing beautifully along with several small ones. However, I went out to the garden this evening and noticed a couple of wilted small cantaloupes. Can anyone tell me what is causing this? I have not noticed any insects, and the vines still look extremely healthy except for a couple of wilted fruit. The only thing I have added to the garden is Diatomaceous Earth for sow bugs that are devouring my strawberries and Neem Oil to the leaves of my okra (located on the opposite end of my 8x4 SFG).

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RE: Poor Cantaloupes

Here is another image. Sorry they are so large.

RE: Poor Cantaloupes

not enough water? That's the only thing I can think of.

RE: Poor Cantaloupes

The second photo looks like the fruit wasn't pollinated. This happens alot to squash and cukes as well. They don't get pollinated, so don't develop and fall off. But it looks like you have plenty of other fruit on the plant.


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