Is this watermelon ready to pick? Planted this from seed around easter
in the middle of south carolina. The thing that's confusing me is
that the underbelly is already yellow (which i've read means it could
be ripe), but I thought these were supposed to grow for longer. This
is my first time growing watermelon. Thanks.
Has the tendril nearest where the watermelon's stem attaches dried up?
That's another sign of ripeness.
Also, if you drag your fingers across the surface of the watermelon,
you should be able to make out a subtle pattern of veins or stringiness
running from the stem to blossom end. (This is something I always
check for on watermelons I buy at the market.)
Size and time to harvest vary a lot, depending on the exact variety
of watermelon in question, not to mention growing conditions.
Pat in Plymouth MI
"Vegetables are like bombs packed tight with all kinds of important
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