My watermelon plant has vines going everywhere, which will most likely produce a dozen melons! My mom thinks that we should pick off most of the unwanted (watermelon) flowers, because we only want a few watermelons out of this plant. The problem is, I don't know how to go about this. Can you help at all?
My Watermelon Plant
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The only blossoms you will need to trim to do this are the female blossoms. Female blossoms will be sitting on a small, immature fruit, while male blossoms will simply be sitting on the stem. Male blossoms will not produce fruit. Select a few female blossoms that you would like to keep (try to keep them spaced out on the plant) and then use a sharp pair of scissors to trim off the rest. Just snip them right behind the immature fruit.