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Mountain sweet watermelon
« on: February 16, 2016, 08:22:17 PM »
    I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask about this but I've been curious about this old heirloom watermelon named mountain sweet. Anyone in this forum ever grow this one ?

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 12:35:45 PM »
    I went ahead and ordered seeds of this variety and moon and stars variety too. Their both yellow fleshed varieties. Hopefully I'll get some really good melons to eat and share with friends this summer.

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 12:45:34 PM »
There is also a red fleshed version of Moon and Stars.
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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 01:41:41 PM »
    Rob
 Yes I saw that. This will be my first year trying watermelons so I'm hoping for the best.

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 01:52:57 PM »
    Rob
 Yes I saw that. This will be my first year trying watermelons so I'm hoping for the best.

 William

Its a very good variety.   There are other great varieties,  let me k ow if you want any recommendations.
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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 02:20:01 PM »
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 What are your thoughts on using mychorrizae ? Does it live up to all the hype ?

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 05:22:24 PM »
    Rob

 What are your thoughts on using mychorrizae ? Does it live up to all the hype ?

 William

I am trying Mykos brand mycorrhizae this year. I am a melon fanatic and plan to grow sugar baby and orangeglo watermelons, 2 types of honeydews and a cantaloupe (heart of gold I think), all on a trellis.

I got one orangeglo melon last year and it definitely had a unique taste. Looking forward to a better harvest this year.
There have been other threads on watermelons too so you may want to search.

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 06:06:32 PM »
    Thanks triloba
I have not heard of mykos brand. Have you noticed better results with it ?  I found chappys power organics on line. Thinking about trying this . I'd be interested in hearing your experiences with the mychorrizae.

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 06:11:47 PM »
    Thanks triloba
I have not heard of mykos brand. Have you noticed better results with it ?  I found chappys power organics on line. Thinking about trying this . I'd be interested in hearing your experiences with the mychorrizae.

William
Too soon to tell on the mycorrhizae- will know in the summer. Will try to let u know.

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 10:15:36 PM »
    Triloba
 Sounds good. I'm going to mix up some very good soil mix and grow it in a half barrel . I'm thinking that by doing this along with a good feeding program bit soil and foliar, the plants should do pretty well.

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2016, 02:35:31 PM »
    Triloba

 I went ahead and followed your lead and bought a bag of the Mykos Mychorrizae . Put some on the roots of all the tomatoes that I transplanted. All of my Fruit trees are going to get some as I bump them up into larger containers. Watermelons will be getting some too  .

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2016, 03:16:59 PM »
    Triloba

 I went ahead and followed your lead and bought a bag of the Mykos Mychorrizae . Put some on the roots of all the tomatoes that I transplanted. All of my Fruit trees are going to get some as I bump them up into larger containers. Watermelons will be getting some too  .

William

Cool - I plan to loosely test the efficacy of the Mykos by only using it on some plants this year. I am tempted to use on all but then I'd have no way to know if it's snake oil or not.

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Re: Mountain sweet watermelon
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2016, 04:24:44 PM »
    Triloba

 Thats a good point. I did put a small amount around the seeds of each of the watermelons figuring that they need all the help they can get LOL. Have you seen the Shamus O'Leary videos ? He has one covering the foliar feeding process that he uses. I'm working with a farm supply store to get the ingredients to his " Cocktail " so that I can make my own. As things progress I'll share my successes if I have any LOL  .

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