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#361206 Oct 26th, 2012 at 05:03 AM
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Hi everyone. Well, I have been growing cantaloupe for maybe a few months now...I had two plants, one of which wilted up and died on me a couple of weeks ago. I have no idea what cause its death, but I was not too worried since I had another plant. Everything has been going great, I have been getting blooms for the past two weeks now, until today I go out and this plant is looking like the other one did right before it died. It looked fine yesterday, but now every leaf on it is curled and wilting. I actually had started another pair of cantaloupes shortly after the first pair. These ones are maybe about half the size, but I am worried about my big one because these smaller ones are just fine...still perky with crisp leaves, no wilting. I was so excited and looking forward to harvesting this plant, but its future is starting to look gloomy. Can anyone fill me in on what is happening here? More importantly, is there any way that I can save it? Please help!

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I have never grown cantaloupe. I have grown other melons in the distant past. I know they all need a long warm growing season and don't do well in cooler weather. I am rarely sure of what has killed off any plant I have had unless I have seen pests or a fungus growing on it. I hope you can figure it out soon.


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how many cantaloupes would you suggest to grow on a 4 foot wide by 6 foot high wooden trellis I have never done this before am not quite sure what the species should be


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