Watermelons @ Week #15 - Getting Close To Harvest!
Growing, growing and more growing. That’s what’s going on in the Burnley watermelon grow tent right now! The watermelon plants have been steadily increasing in size since the last update, and we’re thinking the biggest must be due to be taken down and tasted in the near future!
Just in good timing too. The warmer weather seems to be back and what’s better than sitting outside in the sun and eating some fresh watermelon as you relax… Nothing says summer like a good, juicy watermelon right? Even better when it’s home grown!
As the watermelon plants have grown, the BioTabs in the Biobizz All-Mix soil have been doing their business and keeping everything well fed, however at 15 weeks down the line, some of the leaves were beginning to turn a little yellow, and so another tab was added into the growth media. Just to give them that little extra feeding! The vines however are still looking strong, as are the makeshift hammocks!
Our biggest watermelon is now looking pretty mammoth compared to the others, and we’re surprised at how well those tights are holding it up! It looks to be getting to the size of a football so we’ll soon be starting the first harvest and having a taste test.
The other watermelons are steadily growing alongside the first and following a similar growth rate so we can expect them to be getting close to harvest within the next couple of weeks. The hammock style support is still doing well.
We’re still just using a water reservoir to feed the plants so not much has changed besides that extra BioTab – we’re just playing a waiting game now and keeping an eye on the plants to ensure they’re still growing healthily! If you want to see this set-up for yourself, just pop into our Burnley store. You can get any questions answered, or maybe even offer up some tips for us![caption id="attachment_3412" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watermelon #1 in its support[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3410" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watermelon #2 with the hammock holding up[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3411" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watermelon #3 growing strong[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3409" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The current set-up with BioTabs, BioBizz All-Mix and AutoPot.[/caption] [product sku="Moonshine-Nutrient-Enhancer"] [product sku="AutoPot-Complete"] [product sku="BIO2020"] [product sku="FMC3931"] [product sku="LUM6741"] [product sku="Enforcer-Reflector"] [product sku="Sunmaster-Metal-Halide"]