Watermelon Plants

Brown Rot That on Watermelon

senecamix added on July 11, 2011 | Answered

How can I prevent the brown rot on the bottom tips of my watermelons from forming? What should I do about the melons that are just starting to form this rot?

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Answered on July 12, 2011

Blossom end rot will cause them to rot on the ends and is usually attributed to a lack of calcium and/or irregular watering. There are a few things you can try for blossom end rot treatment. Water evenly, not too much or too little. Add a low nitrogen fertilizer to the soil. he s for optimal calcium uptake. Add lime to balance the soil’s pH if it is too low, (should be between 6.0 and 6.5). Add some gypsum to the soil for additional calcium. In addition, remove affected fruit and use a calcium rich foliar spray on the plant.

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