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N2H2o
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Pollinating Watermelons???

I read several times in another post about fertilizing watermelons. How do you you do this? This is my second time growing Watermelons. I planted to many squash type plants and havent figured out whats what yet, except for a few. When the get blossoms what do i need to do?
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There gives instructions on how to hand-pollinate plants:

https://www.zetatalk.com/food/tfood09s.htm

I would recommend that you identify the specific types of squash before you pollinate them, because they are all cross-fertile. It won't make any difference in the fruit you get this year, but if you plan to save the seeds to plant next year, and the squash have cross-pollinated, you could get some fairly odd fruit next year. But that might be an adventure! :)

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hmm didnt know that,,, figured since they are so similar.
a pumkeloupe? or waterchinni.. haa interesting.


thanks for the reply
Been gardening all my life and cant get enough of it.



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