I live in Cheshire, Connecticut and planted Burpee brand Crimson Sweet Watermelon in late June. I have been watering the plant constantly, and at times, when the soil is dry, heavily. I have observed about 10 male flowers, and a bee went in about half of them, but did not have a female flower to pollinate, so it just flew off. This is my first time growing watermelon, so I have just been reading about growing them online. I need help soon because no female flowers have appeared. I read that female flowers should appear soon after male flowers do bit none have :( Please help me the total growing time is 80 days.
This is normal behavior, especially given the unusually warm temps this season. It will put out lots of male blossoms at first and will eventually put out female blossoms. If you see the female blossoms and immature fruit falling off, you may need to hand pollinate. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cucumber/hand-pollinating-melons.htm
I have grown my first Crimson Sweet watermellon and I am SOO confused as to knowing when its ripe. I see soo many various answers around. I been tokd if the TENDRILS are dead its good to pick but others say the vine that attaches to mellon MUST be dried out too... please which is it. as mine makes deep thump sound AND TENDRIL IS DRIED UP. I added pic. thank you
A good indicator that your melons are getting ready to harvest will be that the tendril that is connecting it to the vine will start to change from a living green color, to a dying brown color. This is when you will be keeping a close eye on them. Here is an article that will help:
This article should help: