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Post  laurainwinona on 9/26/2011, 12:40 pm

Anyone out there know about cantaloupe? My cantaloupe got off to a slow start like everything else this year. Finally got 4 fruits, which grew really well at first. Then they just stopped growing, even though they were getting plenty of sun and water. I tried adding an organic fertilizer, but all that did was make the vine grow like crazy. I also tried pruning all the other new growth, small fruits and flowers off the vine. Nothing seems to have helped, and now the leaves have white powdery stuff on them and many are shrivelling. Should I just give up and tear the plant out and destroy it? How do I avoid this next year?


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