Last year, poor weather around male/female time limited the number. This year is was a cool start, but very nice weather now has them at max vigor. Have self-pollinated about 10 females so far, and at least half have taken. Usually grow 2 or 3 plants in a large container. This year Sugar Baby, Crimson Sweet, and Grover Delancy.
Those look nice. How do you water those containers?
Nice looking vine Ed, my watermelon hill grew really well but seemed slow to set fruit. We got a ton of rainy days just about the time it started blooming. I don’t know if that affected the pollinators or if it was a different reason.
Hey thanks, just top water, it’s fabric, the water goes right through.
Why do you grow them in containers? They do much better in the ground.
Property too wet. In ground would be my first option.
i agree, watermelons seem to be much sweeter and flavorful when grown in semi-arid conditions, especially when allowed to dry out in between waterings.