when i go out to the garden i notice that everyday i have a watermelon that is split open. i was told to water them every morning is this what is causing them to split open

Your answer

Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.

2 Answers

Inconsistent watering can cause them to split.  If you have had irregular weather in your area with little or no rain followed by heavy rain or if you have watered in irregular patterns it may cause the melons to split.  It is also recommended that you cut back on watering a bit toward the end of the season.
Probably too much water. Try watrering nearly mature melons about once a week or when they are beginning to wilt.
by Master Gardner (3.3k points)

Related questions

2 answers
asked Jul 15, 2012 by anonymous | 412 views
0 answers
1 answer
1 answer
asked Aug 26, 2013 by kathybergeron1974 Seedling (120 points) | 159 views
0 answers
1 answer
Welcome to InTheYard.org. Please ask and answer yard and garden questions and help build a great gardening community.

Intheyard.org is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.


Most popular tags

please help how to take care of yellowing leaves best time to prune how do i get rid of them harvest please help asap! browning leaves picking growing tips please help asap how to grow. how to grow pruning tips will it survive identify please identify not sure what to do yellow leaves transplant harvesting how to prune best time to plant help! freezing might not survive no flowers what do i use to rid them advice needed info. when and how to transplant get rid of invasive brown edges please help. help curling leaves should i remove i need growing tips no blooms please advise how to transplant what causes should i cut it back? pruning best way to transplant and when first time leaf drop buds falling off what can i do when to cut back best time to transplant should i cut it back advise on planting will it grow tomato plants what to do dying leaves turning brown leaves falling off ripe leaf problems caring for plants soil type watermelon what does it look like seeds planting gardenia plant mango and avacado tree propagation questions cuttings planting schedule melon ripeness brown leaves what are these worms hibiscus plant advise needed gardenning need advice were should i plant it how to treat tomatoes root depth get rid of fungus distance between plants dying leaves when to pick tomato plants leaves curling up how do i get rid of it when to harvest vegetables how short never bloom buy seed to plants please help! need help will they survive get rid of mushrooms permantely freezing fresh veggies get rid of mushrooms yellow and dropping leaves
14,081 questions
7,214 answers
43,756 users