Zone 8 Brassicas:

Due to overnight temperatures forecasted this week at our central Pennsylvania greenhouse, we will have to move out the shipping date for your brassica plants to ensure their health on their shipping journey. Your brassica plants will now be shipping out beginning the week of 2/26/2023. We sincerely apologize for this delay. Fortunately, your brassicas can be planted as soon as you receive them this season and you can rest assured that they will thrive in your garden.

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Why are my watermels not sweet?

There are several factors that  can contribute to garden watermelons not being as sweet as desires. Here are some common reasons:

  • Harvesting too early, here is link on how to tell when watermelon is ready to be harvested
  • Nutrient Deficiency, soil lacking in essential nutrients, particular potassium can impact the sweetness. Conduct a soil test amending the soil with appropriate fertilizer and organic matter.
  • Inconsistent Watering, especially during fruit development can stress the watermelon plants and lead to bland tasting fruit. Watermelons require regular moisture throughout the growing season, especially during the hot dry summer
  • Overcrowding, planting watermelon vines too close together can result in overcrowding.
  • Pest or Disease, can affect the overall health of the plants, including sweetness.
  • Environmental conditions such as temperature fluctuations, excess humidity  or poor  weather during flowers and fruit set can impact watermelon sweetness

Here is an article on how to grow watermelon

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