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by Firstyeargardener2006 on June 04, 2006 09:25 AM
I am not sure what's going on with my watermelon plant, but I have 2 right next to one another and Friday I saw a little watermelon forming will I woke up this morning and it was gone it looks like something ate it.
The steam is the only thing left.

Does anyone no what it is or what I can do to prevent it from occurring?

Thank you in advance,
Nicky

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by Amigatec on June 04, 2006 01:00 PM
What kind of animals/insects do you see?

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by DeepCreekLake on June 04, 2006 01:05 PM
Has it been wet from rain around you? Slugs are bad for eating things you want to grow! Did you see a slime trail near anything? If so, buy a bag of slug pellets, and sprinkle around the plant you want to protect. Try to make a barrier with the pellets, and not put them too close to the plant you want to protect.
by Firstyeargardener2006 on June 05, 2006 04:09 AM
I did not think about that slugs. We do have them. I figured it was some furry animal since how it was cut off real nice and neat. Now I have to keep an eye on that and get some slug pellets.

I also we doing some reading on the net about the waterlmelon plant it self. I did not know you are suppose to water it once a week, No wonder I keep getting a lot of flowers and no fruit and once it rain I stop watering it for 3 days and fruit comes out.

I am going to get this right if it's not this year then it's next year. lol

Sorry for going on and on.
Thank you,
Nicky

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by LandOfOz on June 06, 2006 12:53 PM
A sprinkling of ashes should also take care of the slugs and it will add a little potash to the soil.

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