Sticky Leaves and Now Sticky Melons
Watermelon leaves have a sticky substance and now the melons do. What's going on?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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