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We've has a couple of months of AMAZING production of Armenian cukes (which are actually melons). Probably harvested thirty or so in four yards of bed. But although the foliage still looks very healthy and robust, flowering has now all but ceased. This seems strange. Now, it's been blisteringly hot, but it has been for months, and these guys (as melons) love the heat. I grow these things every year, but usually just let the heat take them in August. This year I'm watering like crazy. Maximum irrigation does tend to leach away nitrogen, but I throw on some N-fert every few weeks and, as I said, the foliage looks fine. My beds test out as overabundant in P and K, so I'm not too worried about those. So what's going on? Does C. melo just get tired out?

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