Side dressing

Asked July 30, 2020, 7:51 AM EDT

How do you side dress watermelon when the plants are mulched without stepping on the bed covered in vines

Perry County Indiana

1 Response

in UK publication ID-128 Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky, http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ID/ID128/ID128.pdf, mid-season side dressing of watermelon with addition fertilizer is not recommended as it may decrease fruit quality. If you need to walk through plants you can usually move vines to the side without damaging them to provide a place to walk.