AnnaLea Kodiak wrote:Morning ladies!
Sorry I haven't replied in a few days, we were extremely busy this weekend/monday!
I will take your advice, and try to pollinate every female flower that blooms and just kind of let them do their own thing, but now I have a new question regarding the female flowers. Over the past couple of days (we've been busy but I've made sure to check them every morning so I don't miss a pollination chance!) they've been shrivelling up and turning brown before they ever have a chance to bloom. The two that I thought were a day away from blooming, the bump on the stem was the same size as the two I pollinated successfully, the green flower petals had started to turn yellow, and looked like it was getting ready to open up, and then the next day the flower had turned brown. Unless they bloomed at night, there's no way I missed it.
Now some of the itty bitty female flowers, ones nowhere near blooming, are also shrivelling up and dying. A new female flower actually sprouted off the vine Saturday afternoon, and by this morning it was a brown raisin.
What could be preventing my female flowers from opening? This is happening on all vines on all plants and I'm worried that I will not get any more watermelons beyond the two I've already pollinated