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Watermelons
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Smith    Posted 05-09-2001 at 07:58:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just set out 1/2 acre of Blackdimond and sugar baby water melons.I Keep honey bees so pollination is covered.I also put a ring of 10-10-10 fertilizer around the outside of the hills.But I've heard that watermelons like a lot of Potassium and that is what makes um sweet and red.
Anyone know a good fomular of fertilizer to use(0-0-0)and when would be the best time to apply the second helping of fertilizer?


bobbi    Posted 07-25-2008 at 16:33:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How big do the blackdimonds get before they r ready?


Old Sarge    Posted 05-09-2001 at 09:44:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They like Potassium all right, BUT what makes em sweet is the Gypsum. I've raised em fer years, till I had my stroke. Had the peopler here in Hopkins County spoiled eatin gthem Black Diamonds. They got angry wit me when they had ta go back ta Posey County (Ind) melons.


JoeK    Posted 05-09-2001 at 10:29:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just a thought.Sheetrock(gypsum board)scraps can be crushed or run through chipper shredder for cheap source of gypsum.Saw this on a garden site somewhere last fall.


Salmoneye    Posted 05-10-2001 at 05:39:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You can just bust up sheetrock with a knife and hammer and then till it in. You can get lots of free scraps from construction sites.
The chunks sort of act like a time release pill and will deteriorate over time...


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