food  garden


Question by  BarbaraG (27)

What can I do about melons rotting in my garden?

I have so many melons they are rotting before I can do anything about them.


Answer by  Robs4thecubs (422)

To keep your melons from rotting, try and pick them earlier and plant them in a less wet spot. Also, try to grow them off of the ground.


Answer by  TammyM (34)

After planting the melons, and once they start to produce into fruit, make sure to keep the fruit from actually contacting the ground. Ground contact causes the fruit to rot.


Answer by  Fritz (608)

There isn't much you can do except pull them out when you find them or leave them till your garden is done and then use them for composite


Answer by  lmath629 (402)

Melons are easy to grow in a garden, but they are vulnerable to dampness. There are some things you can try. You can grow the plants up a trellis. Once the melons begin to develop, you may need to create a sling to support them. Or you can put a brick or other support on the ground under each melon.


Answer by  scyllatwo (226)

You get a plastic lawn bag, bag them up, then double bag them so the stink won't be too strong before the trashman comes to take them away.

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