Watermelon Plants

Watermelons


Markmogute441 added on March 25, 2017 | Answered

The watermelons that I had planted wilted, and some have dried up while developing the fourth leaf. What might be the cause, and which ways can I control the problem?


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 27, 2017

This could have happened because of a watering problem- either the seedlings got too little water, or they were overwatered in poorly drained soil, which can "drown" the roots. Check to make sure your soil is well-drained but does have some water holding capacity.

Or, a fungal disease could be responsible:

http://ipm.illinois.edu/diseases/series900/rpd904/

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