I just transplanted my cantaloupe and it's already wilting in one day and I...

Asked June 17, 2018, 7:35 PM EDT

I just transplanted my cantaloupe and it's already wilting in one day and I don't know what to do please help

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Your plants appear to be suffering from transplant shock, and the soil appears to be very dry. Before transplanting, you should thoroughly water the plant while in its container, as well as watering the hole. Plants whose roots get even a bit dried out will wilt. After planting, water the transplant gently, not on its leaves, making sure that the water drains. Water again when the soil is dried out to one inch. Hopefully, your plant will revive. Good luck!