Watermelon Plants

Watermelon Vines

Anonymous added on April 27, 2011 | Answered

How are the vines nourished? How are the additional watermelons nourished? What purpose do the tendrils serve?

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Answered on April 27, 2011

Watermelons do best when they are given a slightly higher amount of phosphorus than nitrogen. This helps in the melon fruit development.

The tendrils are there because in its native environment, the vine would climb up objects to get more sun. The tendrils allow it to climb.

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