What are the pros? sweet, large
What are the cons? Powdery Mildew
I planted my Rattlesnake watermelons along with Clay County Yellow Meat, Missouri Heirloom Yellow, Sugar Babies and an orange variety I found at Home Depot. The Missouri Yellow plants died, so I planted them again. When they died for a second time, I didn't bother planting them again. The Rattlesnakes thrived and produced the sweetest watermelons. I am in love! I will plant these every year I am able to do so. Next year I plan on planting 10 plants each!
Unfortunately, I got the flu and could not tend to my garden as often as i was and powdery mildew spread across all my plants and diminished my crop. I sprayed the leaves with neem oil and and picked off the damaged leaves, but it was too late as they never recovered. I spaced the hills 6 feet apart, but I will space them further apart next year. I hope that will help with the powdery mildew.
This was only my second year planting anything. I tried sugar baby watermelons and Rattlesnakes were simple this year. Thank you Baker Creek!
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