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Watermelon watering in the SFG

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Post  Jay Bird on 5/10/2010, 10:02 am

Question? The books say stop watering melons when they begin to fruit. Does that also apply to the SFG I am thinking that if it dosent rain often the mlons should still be watered or am I wrong?
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Post  GloriaG on 5/10/2010, 12:19 pm

OOOOOoooooohhh!
I hope that the answer is it should be watered. I planted mine in a self-watering container so it will receive consistent watering throughout the growing season. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I thought they required consistent watering to develop nicely formed fruit. In other words it shouldn't be a lot then a little.
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Water them until about a week from picking. Withholding water for that last week will give you sweeter melons.

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