How to make it grow?? - Knowledgebase Question

New Carlisle, OH
Question by donnamcqd
July 13, 2007
I Can't seem to get my watermelon or cantaloupe to grow, any ideas?

Answer from NGA
July 13, 2007


Melons need warm, rich soil to grow well. It should also be kept evenly moist like a wrung out sponge. Planting transplants too early when the soil is still cold can stunt them. For now, you could try top dressing with good quality compost, fertilize with a general purpose granular fertilizer such as 10-10-10 if you have not already, mulch with several inches of organic mulch to help keep the soil moist between rain/waterings. I hope this helps!

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