Watermelon Plants

Sticky Leaves and Now Sticky Melons

Anonymous added on August 18, 2011 | Answered

Watermelon leaves have a sticky substance and now the melons do. What's going on?

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Answered on August 19, 2011

Sounds like you have an insect infestation, possibly aphids, which secrete a sticky substance called honeydew. Treat the plants with neem oil to eradicate whatever pest is affecting them. This is both an effective treatment and safe. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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