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San Jose, CA
Jun 5, 2020 10:34 AM CST
Hello. Due to a health issue, I was unable to water my watermelon plant for about a week. The temperature during that time was 90+ degrees. I now have wilted leaves and want to know what to do. Should I cut off the wilted leaves? I have cut off some leaves already due to brown spots. I believe that the heat caused some of the leaves to be burned.

Thank you for any help you can provide.


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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Jun 6, 2020 2:06 AM CST
Don't cut them off because that will stress the plant. Just keep it watered and let the leaves fall off when they want. Every time you pull off a leaf, you make a wound and water seeps out of the plant, and your plant needs all the water it has. Water well and then let the soil dry out on the top at least two inches before watering again.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
San Jose, CA
Jun 6, 2020 2:18 AM CST
Thank you very much for your reply. Smiling

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