Watermelon – Common Pests and Disease Problems

Plant Diseases Common to Watermelon Fusarium wilt Watermelons are attacked by Fusarium wilt at all stages of development. Seeds may decay in the soil. Seedlings wilt collapse and die before or after emergence. Older plants wilt, wither, and die any time during the growing season. If melons do form, they are generally small and unpalatable. … Read more Watermelon – Common Pests and Disease Problems

Vinegar enhances Drought Tolerance in Plants

As per a recent study [1] vinegar can actually enhance drought tolerance in plants. Researchers at the Japanese RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science published a study that reports a biological pathway in some plants that is activated durring drought by using vinegar. By exploring this ‘pathway’, researchers were able to induce higher drought tolerance … Read more Vinegar enhances Drought Tolerance in Plants

Cucumber Hollow In Middle. Hollow Heart Cucumbers

Ocasionally cucumbers form with a hollow interior or ‘hollow heart’ where the seed cavity should be. Hollow cucumbers are generally a tad bitter and not near as crispy, crunchy and tasty as we would expect. Fruits can develop with a hollow heart for several reasons. Nutrient Deficiency Irregular Watering Poor Pollination All of the above … Read more Cucumber Hollow In Middle. Hollow Heart Cucumbers