But the Flower hasn't bloomed!??
A bit more explaintation..
My mother has entrusted me.. well kinda forced me to grow a mess of Orange Tendersweet Watermelons. (And three Kolb's Gem). Everything's been a rather daunting learning experience for me.
Planted the seeds into peat pellets in one of those lil greenhouse things you can buy for $6 at Wal-mart. Bout 2 weeks later we had sprouts! We were excited.. We put the lil greenhouse outside one day to let them get some good sunlight but the top somehow closed and sadly cooked some of the poor things. Ironicly the heat sure made the rest of the seeds sprout fast.
So they got big enough to transplant so we planted the lil pellet/melon sprouts into larger peat pots with good soil. The lil buggers took off like nobody's business!
So 3 or 4 weeks go by and we got the lil plants into the ground and Everything's been going well.
Couple weeks ago we started getting flowers The main vine is only about 3 1/2 feet long. about 6 days ago we started noticing these lil football shaped growths under the flower buds.
We're rather confused tho because these "watermelons" are under flower buds that haven't even bloomed yet. One of these odd lil things has even dried up and fallen off without growing very big.
Are we doing anything wrong? Is this normal? Are these lil weird things kind a dry run? or are these maybe watermelons that the plant gives up on because they're too close to the roots?