We are almost reaching 6 weeks and the watermelon’s are already flowering. The flower’s appearing first are produced by the male’s and the female’s flower will soon follow behind.
After the female flowers we will manually connect both together.
Exciting times but we are still very process orientated thus making sure that watering, weeding, fertilizer application and the necessary attention the crops need is given everyday.
All around the farm we have ensured that there are “Fire Breaks”of about 7-10m clearence away from the farm to prevent bush fires from coming very close to the crops.
This is all part of the process of ensuring a better harvest.
We have also experienced on a few of our plants a fungi known as “Powdery Mildew“
Glad to say that as soon as we saw that we have applied fungi pesticides to prevent any more from happening.
Also we have been consistent in removing the affected leaves and burning them away from the farm.
So far so good but are always on the look out every day to ensure the quality of our harvest.