Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:02 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Today at 12:52 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 12:26 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 12:18 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by SwampTroll Today at 10:57 am

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Today at 9:31 am

» Watering
by has55 Today at 9:09 am

» Love My Dust Buster
by newbeone Today at 6:33 am

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:50 am

» Question About Strawberries
by Kelejan Today at 12:35 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RC3291 Today at 12:06 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by countrynaturals Today at 12:02 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:59 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Turan Yesterday at 11:28 pm

» Amaranth
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:24 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:31 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:30 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:26 pm

» Three Sisters Square Foot garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:24 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 5:34 pm

» Trellis
by newbeone Yesterday at 1:31 pm

» Baby Food
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:58 pm

» Pepper argument who's right
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:35 am

» Big Bug ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:12 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:07 am

» New squash in a hurry
by RC3291 6/22/2017, 11:09 pm

» Buzz Pollinators
by yolos 6/22/2017, 9:29 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie 6/22/2017, 7:15 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Defiant Cantaloupe

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Defiant Cantaloupe

Post  NaturesApprentice on 8/26/2011, 11:08 am

Look closely.



Behind the ferocious Deutscher Schäferhund is my defiant melon.

I've noticed, that it will bloom pretty little flowers, and then before they wilt or do anything else, the entire flower "falls" off. ("falls" is in quotes to indicate there may be foul play involved...I'm not ruling out anything yet)

The plant was raised in a quiet, suburban neighborhood. Wasn't exposed to drugs or television, and seems generally in good health. It has actually doubled in size since this pic was taken and is eagerly climbing up anything it grab onto (harlot!).

Is this flower-dropping normal behavior or is my cantaloupe 'acting out'? I've heard that even good homes will have a bad melon, but I just never thought it would happen to me.



Thanks!

-NA
avatar
NaturesApprentice

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2011-02-22
Age : 46
Location : South Orange County, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Defiant Cantaloupe

Post  duhh on 8/26/2011, 10:38 pm

How hot is it there? Some of my melons go through times where the flowers just seem to wilt and drop off without anything, but that is when it's really hot. I have to go out early morning to see any of the flowers.
avatar
duhh

Female Posts : 378
Join date : 2010-03-04
Age : 36
Location : Glendale,AZ

View user profile http://duhhworld.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Defiant Cantaloupe

Post  NaturesApprentice on 8/27/2011, 10:33 pm

@duhh wrote:How hot is it there? Some of my melons go through times where the flowers just seem to wilt and drop off without anything, but that is when it's really hot. I have to go out early morning to see any of the flowers.

It's all relative, I guess. The summer has been pretty mild but this week is pushing into the low 90's which I think isn't terribly hot for these guys.

What say you all?
avatar
NaturesApprentice

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2011-02-22
Age : 46
Location : South Orange County, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Defiant Cantaloupe

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum