melon polination

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melon polination
« on: September 12, 2018, 13:45 »
hi i have grown melons for quite a while in the greenhouse but usually only get one per plant. either the flowers do not set or the melons start small and wither away. Any ideas for next year

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JayG

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Re: melon polination
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 15:25 »
Hard to know whether your GH or PT has been visited by pollinating insects, so best to make sure and hand pollinate - I use a small, cheap artist's paintbrush to transfer pollen from male to female flowers.

I grew Sweetheart melons a few years ago which were reasonably successful, although I seem to remember the male flowers didn't produce much pollen so it was a bit fiddly, not to mention a bit hit and miss too.
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Re: melon polination
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 16:18 »
I only get one per plant and there are tons of polinators in my PT. I think a lot of it is down to the variety you're growing.



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