Information About Watermelons

Watermelons are symbolic of summertime get-togethers and the staple of nearly everyone’s dessert trays. But how does one grow and care for watermelons in the garden? Find out here. These articles help with growing watermelons, harvesting them and keeping them free of pests and disease throughout the season. You'll even learn about different types of watermelons to suit any garden.

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Tips For Growing Watermelon

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Watermelon is a warm season fruit loved by just about everyone. On a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a nice slice of watermelon. Learn how to grow watermelons in the following article.

Watermelon Alternaria Leaf Spot Control – Treating Leaf Blight Of Watermelon Crops

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Alternaria leaf blight is a common fungal disease of plants in the cucurbit species, which includes gourds, melons, and squash. Watermelons are specifically affected by this disease. In this article, we will take a closer look at the symptoms and control strategies.

Watermelon Diplodia Rot: Managing Stem End Rot Of Watermelon Fruits

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Fungal diseases such as diplodia stem end rot on watermelons can be especially disheartening as the fruits you’ve patiently grown all summer suddenly seem to rot right off the vine. Click here to learn more about recognizing and treating stem end rot of watermelon.

Watermelon Anthracnose Info: How To Control Watermelon Anthracnose

By Liz Baessler

Anthracnose is a destructive fungal disease that can cause serious problems in cucurbits, particularly in watermelon crops. If it gets out of hand, the disease can be very damaging and result in the loss of fruit or even vine death. Learn more in this article.

Watermelon Powdery Mildew Control – Treating A Watermelon With Powdery Mildew

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Powdery mildew in watermelons is one of the more common illnesses that affect this popular fruit. You can use management strategies to control or prevent an infection or apply fungicides to treat affected plants. This article can help with that.

Watermelon Nematode Treatment – Managing Nematodes Of Watermelon Plants

By Amy Grant

A significant threat to your watermelons might just be a microscopic roundworm. Yes, I’m referring to nematodes of watermelon. How do you go about controlling watermelon nematodes? The following article contains information about watermelon nematode treatment.

Watermelons Rotting On The Vine: What To Do For Watermelon Belly Rot

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Fresh watermelon right from your garden is such a treat in the summer. Unfortunately, your crop may be ruined by belly rot. Belly rot in watermelons is so disappointing, but there are steps you can take to prevent and control this damaging infection. Learn more here.

What Is Watermelon Leaf Curl – Treating Squash Leaf Curl On Watermelons

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Watermelons can be susceptible to many disease and insect problems, sometimes both. One such condition both disease and insect related is squash leaf curl on watermelons or watermelon leaf curl. What is watermelon leaf curl? Click on this article for the answer.

Watermelon Fusarium Treatment: Managing Fusarium Wilt On Watermelons

By Mary H. Dyer,

Fusarium wilt of watermelon is an aggressive fungal disease that spreads from spores in the soil. What can you do about watermelons with fusarium wilt? Can the disease be controlled or treated? Learn how to manage fusarium wilt on watermelons in this article.

Watermelons With Cucurbit Yellow Vine Disease – What Causes Yellow Watermelon Vines

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Cucurbit yellow vine disease is a bacterial disease caused by the pathogen Serratia marcescens. It infects plants in the cucurbit family. Click here to learn about treatment and control options for watermelons with cucurbit yellow vine disease.

Watermelon Mosaic Virus: Treating Watermelon Plants With Mosaic Virus

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Watermelon mosaic virus is introduced by a tiny insect so small they are difficult to see with the naked eye. These little troublemakers can cause serious adverse effects in watermelon crops. Here are some tricks on recognizing the disease and minimizing its damage.

Watermelon Damping Off Info – What Makes Watermelon Seedlings Die

By Liz Baessler

Damping off is a problem that can affect many different species of plants. It can be a particular problem with watermelons that are planted under certain conditions. Click here to learn more about what makes watermelon seedlings die and how to prevent damping off.

Downy Mildew On Watermelons a?? How To Control Watermelons With Downy Mildew

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Downy mildew on watermelons only affects the leaves and not the fruit. However, if left unchecked, it can defoliate the plant. It is important to implement downy mildew treatment immediately upon noticing the disease to protect the rest of the crop. Learn more here.

Removing Melon Fruit: How To Thin Out Watermelon Plants

By Amy Grant

Thinning out fruit is also a common practice and is done to engender larger, healthier fruit by reducing competition for light, water and nutrients. If you want enormous watermelons, for example, then thinning the watermelon fruit is necessary. This article will help.

Are Yellow Watermelons Natural: Why Watermelon Is Yellow Inside

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Are yellow watermelons natural? With over 1,200 varieties of watermelon on the market today, from seedless to pink to black rinded, it should be no surprise that, yes, even yellow fleshed types are available. Learn more in this article.

Why Are My Watermelons Small: Treating Stunted Watermelon Growth

By Amy Grant

Watermelon comes in a multitude of cultivars and varies in size from the humongous to tiny individual sized. So what happens if you are growing watermelons and see stunted watermelon growth? No worries. This article will help.

Information About Seedless Watermelon Seeds – Where Do Seedless Watermelons Come From

By Amy Grant

Seedless watermelon is popular, but “where do seedless watermelons come from if they have no seeds” and “how do you grow seedless watermelons with no seeds?” Find the answers to these questions in the article that follows. Click here.

Fertilizing Watermelons: What Fertilizers To Use On Watermelon Plants

By Amy Grant

Growing your own watermelon may take a bit of work but is definitely rewarding. In order to get the sweetest, juiciest melon, what kind of fertilizer do you need to use on watermelon plants? This article will help answer that.

Spacing Watermelon Plants: How Much Space Between Watermelons

By Amy Grant

The finicky watermelon requires not only optimal temps but specific conditions for premium production, including proper watermelon plant spacing. So what is the correct way to space this melon? Read the following article to find out.

Watermelon Plant Varieties: Common Types Of Watermelon

By Amy Grant

There are over 50 different varieties of watermelon, most of which you have probably never partaken of or seen. There are likely several watermelon plant varieties you would love to plant in the home garden. This article will help with that.

Watermelon Disease Control: How To Treat Diseases Of Watermelon Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Watermelons are great plants for the home garden, until they get sick. Find out what to do when your favorite summer treat is under the weather in this article by learning what common things cause disease in watermelon plants.

Watermelon Pest Control: Tips On Treating Watermelon Plant Bugs

By Kristi Waterworth

You’re not the only one who enjoys a little watermelon in the summertime – there are lots of bugs that do, too. In this article, you will find a simple guide to the most common pests of watermelon plants in the garden.

Causes Of Yellow Or Brown Leaves on Watermelon Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Watermelons are a joy to have in any large garden, but they can turn into a nightmare riddled with anxiety when their leaves start to turn yellow or brown. So what are the reasons for watermelon leaves turning brown or yellow? Click here to find out.

Sugar Baby Cultivation – Tips For Growing A Sugar Baby Watermelon

By Amy Grant

If you are thinking of growing watermelon this year and haven’t yet decided what variety to attempt, you might want to think about growing sugar baby watermelons. What are sugar baby watermelons and how do you grow them? This article will help.

DIY Watermelon Seed Growing: Saving And Storing Watermelon Seed

By Amy Grant

Have you ever had a watermelon that was so tasty you wished every melon you would eat in the future was just as juicy and sweet? Then maybe you have given some thought to harvesting seeds from watermelons and growing your own. This article will help.

Watermelon Plant Not Producing: How To Get Watermelons To Fruit

By Amy Grant

Watermelon is synonymous with summertime and likely found at nearly every summer celebration. Many people try to grow their own and may encounter a watermelon plant that is not producing. So how to get watermelon to fruit? Find out in this article.

Watermelon Vine Support: Tips For Growing Watermelon On A Trellis

By Amy Grant

Love watermelon and would like to grow it but lack the garden space? No problem, try growing watermelon on a trellis. Watermelon trellis growing is easy and this article can help get you started with your watermelon vine support.

Watermelon Trimming: Should I Be Cutting Watermelon Vines

By Amy Grant

Many of us to try our hand at growing watermelon in our home gardens. Because the habitat of watermelon is vining, the fruit tends to need a lot of space, or possibly some cutting back of the watermelon vines. This article will help.

Watermelon Bottom Turns Black: What To Do For Blossom Rot In Watermelons

By Kristi Waterworth

Watermelons were never meant to be eaten alone. But what do you tell friends and family when the watermelon bottom turns black? Read here to learn more about watermelon blossom end rot.

Watermelon Hollow Heart: What To Do For Hollow Watermelons

By Kristi Waterworth

Slicing into a watermelon picked fresh from the vine is like opening a present on Christmas morning. But what if your watermelon is hollow inside? Read this article to learn more about watermelon hollow heart.

Homegrown Watermelon Splitting: What Makes Watermelons Split In Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of

So what makes watermelons split in gardens and what can be done about it? There are a few causes of watermelon splits. Find out what these are and how to treat it in this article.

Tips For Growing Watermelons In Containers

By Heather Rhoades

Growing watermelons in containers is an excellent way for a gardener with limited space to grow these refreshing fruits. Get tips on how to grow watermelons in pots by reading the following article.

How To Water Watermelon Plants And When To Water Watermelons

By Heather Rhoades

Watermelons are a summer favorite but sometimes gardeners find that these juicy melons can be a little tricky to grow. In particular, knowing how and when to water them. The advice in this article should help with that.

How To Pick A Ripe Watermelon

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Everyone starts growing watermelons in their garden thinking that the fruit will grow, they will pick it in the summertime, slice it up and eat it. But there is a right time to pick a watermelon, and this article will help.

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