I recently grew some watermelons, and unlike the shop bought ones they were not sweet, should I have used fertiliser?

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  • james
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
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    Maybe. But add some magnesium sullfate. to the soil. Found at drug stores. Epson salt you call it. Also manure. if you have.

  • 3 years ago

    they probably weren't ready to be harvested

  • 3 years ago

    Could be a lack of hot sunny weather. Could also be that the vines didn't thrive, for lack of water, disease, pests, etc.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Sugar comes from sunlight.

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  • 3 years ago

    As Alicia says, you grew a different variety. Simple as that. If you want them to taste the same as the shop-bought ones, grow that variety.

  • Alicia
    Lv 5
    3 years ago

    You need to make sure that the variety of melon you grow are the sweet variety. Sugar Belle is one of the sweetest varieties out there.

    Then you also have to know when to pick it off of the vine. You want to get it at the peak of ripeness to get a really good one.

  • Dimple
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    you should have used manure, honestly.

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