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Growing Rockmelon, also Canteloupe

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29 Jan 17 Kiara Brown (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi I'm growing rockmelon and they are about 8cm big. Something has been eating them do you know what it could be?how do I fix and it is also eating my cucumber?
04 Feb 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
I forgot to dd that unfortuately the fruit that has been attacked will probably shrivel and die depending on the extent of the damage. Trust this helps.
04 Feb 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
If it is a chewing pest (Caterpillar) use Yates Natures Way insecticide. I don't like to recommend brands but this product is organic and is harmless to anything but caterpillars. It is actually a bacteria that stops the caterpillar from eating. The caterpillar can be eaten by a bird with no effect. Trust this helps.
05 Feb 17 Mark Davies (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just had a heap of caterpillars in my cucumbers. I made a mix of garlic, chilli and a teaspoon of detergent. Sprayed for a couple of days. No caterpillars
25 Feb 17 Steve Cambridge (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Mark, Did you just mix up any quantities of each or is there a specific recipe? Cheers, Steve
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