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Old July 16, 2017   #1
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Default Woody at stem base

Growing melons for the first time. The variety is Collective Farm Woman, which I chose because it seemed easier and faster than many other melon varieties and a good choice for a beginner melon grower.

The stem right at the base has been turning tan and woody looking. There's no water-soaked tissue around it. No mycelial growth in the soil. Nothing gummy. No swelling or cracking as might happen with a SVB.

The plant is healthy, blooming, and there's no wilting, not even during the heat of the afternoon.

Is this normal? Or is it indicative of a disease?

I'll get a picture tomorrow if needed.
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