Gardens Across America — Episode 6

The minor aphid issue on the Kirlangic melon worked itself out. Unfortunately, there is now a mold issue to work out. Against better judgement, the melon was allowed to grow densely on the trellis. Compounded by a rushed watering job (where the leaves were sprayed), mold developed.

The leaves on the melon have been thinned out. Compost has been applied to base of the plants in the hopes that that will give them the boost they need to fight the mold off.

Other than this issue, the Abigail’s Coffee okra continue their slow and steady growth. The Powder Star pole beans are setting more blossoms and will soon be filled with beans. Rounding things out, the melons (Kirlangic and Yixuan watermelon) continue to grow their fruit.

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