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Topic: Watermelons
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Smith

05-09-2001 07:58:50
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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

07-25-2008 16:33:08
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How big do the blackdimonds get before they r ready?

Old Sarge

05-09-2001 09:44:35
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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

05-09-2001 10:29:16
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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

05-10-2001 05:39:57
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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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