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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Aug 30 2021 :  2:31:27 PM  Show Profile
Anyone know why my watermelon did this on the inside? This is my first year growing them, so it's all new to me.


Krista

suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
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Posted - Aug 30 2021 :  3:41:33 PM  Show Profile
Hmmm, I wonder if the voids are from too much water or not enough? We grow watermelons every year Krista and right now I'm losing a lot of them due to too much rain, they are busting open left and right! Bad year for our garden. I will ask my gardening friends. Did you taste it? Is it sweet? Moist or on the dry side??

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FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
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msdoolittle
True Blue Farmgirl

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Amanda
East Texas
USA
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Posted - Aug 31 2021 :  4:40:17 PM  Show Profile
My guess would be not enough water OR overripe. Is it mealy? The first time I did watermelons, I picked a couple too early, and then some too late. Yuck. LOL.

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MaryJane
Queen Bee

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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
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Posted - Aug 31 2021 :  7:16:25 PM  Show Profile
It looks overripe to me Krista. Sometimes you get one in the store like that.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Aug 31 2021 :  8:52:09 PM  Show Profile
It looks mushy/dry and am guessing it sat to long and got over ripe...
Maybe Nicole aka Texdane knows,, she is a Master Gardener.

WHat a bummer,,

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Sep 01 2021 :  1:02:38 PM  Show Profile
I did taste it and it was a bit on the dry side. It tasted ok but not sweet like a watermelon should taste. These watermelons were supposed to grow to 7 pounds but stopped growing about a month ago. So when I brought this one inside it was only 2 and half pounds. I have 2 more like it still on the vine. I donít know what I did wrong.

Krista
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
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Posted - Sep 01 2021 :  1:06:31 PM  Show Profile
You didn't do anything wrong Krista. Weather conditions play a huge part in it. Sounds like it never got enough moisture. We got too much bursting open over half of ours this year. Plus lots of disease from heat and humidity

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Sep 03 2021 :  1:30:53 PM  Show Profile
They may be possible. We had a super hot and dry summer and with our watering restrictions it was hard to keep up. Iíll have to try again next year.

Krista
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