Watermelon Plants
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What Causes Watermelons to Burst Open Before They Ripen

green giant added on August 28, 2011 | Answered

Before my crimson sweet watermelons get ripe, they crack open and burst. Why?

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Nikki
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Answered on August 29, 2011

Uneven watering is normally the reason for this. Watermelons should be watered a few times a week, and more so in extreme heat. Adding mulch, like straw, is also an effective way to retain moisture. This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/watermelon/watering-watermelon.htm

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