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Q.How to tie cantaloupes up without breaking.

Zone York, PA 17402 | Anonymous added on June 23, 2020 | Answered

I think I waited to long to tie up my cantaloupe and now I don’t know how it should be done in order to not damage the vines. Do you have directions and pictures to help me please. I already have some flowers. And do they like fish fertilizer and Epsom salts?

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Answered on June 24, 2020

This article will give you some ideas about how to grow your canteloupes vertically:

One extension service suggestion is to use phosphorous- and potassium-heavy fertilizer for melons, with a mixture of 5-10-15 or 10-15-20 to enhance growth, flowering and fruiting. Epsom salts will sweeten the fruit a bit, and fish fertilizer, (approximately a pound for every 4-5 square feet) is great, but make sure you don't overfertilize!

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