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Watermelon plants...what am i doing wrong?

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Post  WendySue67 on 5/29/2012, 6:47 pm

I planted a Sugar Baby plant and it seemed to do well until it didn't...one day I went out and it was DEAD. I assumed maybe it just got too cold too many nights in a row but I might be wrong. So I planted another one and it has done well until today, when I found it looking wilty and a couple of leaves laying on the ground. The other leaves have curled inward a little and dried up.

My garden is really too new for a huge pest problem. The temperatures at night have been getting between 45-55 and if it's going to be colder than 50 I have been covering everything. Daytime temps have been 65-75 for the past week. Is the temperature the problem... or am I doing something wrong? I'd rather not lose another plant before it even gets a chance to start growing. (This one has been in the ground for about 1 1/2 weeks. According to my zone, it should be okay by now.)

I really want to grow watermelon! Hopefully someone can help me....

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/29/2012, 6:50 pm

Do you have pictures of them that you could post?

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Post  littlejo on 5/29/2012, 9:04 pm

I'm no expert here, but I'd say it's been too cool. You can cover the bed with black plastic, and make a tent or tunnel over the plants to keep it warmer and keep the wind down, til the weather warms above 65 deg. day and night. You can do this for any plants that require warmth, ex: melons, pumpkin, sw. potatoes. Jo

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Post  rowena___. on 5/29/2012, 9:07 pm

i agree, it isn't warm enough for watermelons. but once it IS warm enough, they will go nuts so be patient.
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