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« on: September 04, 2006 12:18:50 PM »


I assumed it was like selecting one in the store, but apparently it is NOT.  Undecided

How do I know when a watermelon is ready to pick from the vine?

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006 07:40:14 PM »




                Anyone??
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006 07:54:18 PM »

Basically, you can tell when by the little curlies that used to be green (right near the melon) getting crusty and brown, the color of the melon gets less, vivid, the skin will be tough (cant hand/nail poke a hole) and where its been sitting starts to lose color/go yellowy.   Should be between 70 and 80 days from when you planted, depending on the type
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006 08:01:32 PM »



COOL! THANK YOU!

I've picked two so far, and while the second one was closer to ripeness than the first, both were unedible and went to waste.

Yea! I love knowledge!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006 08:06:39 PM »

Now if I can master grapes... my warning sign's usually when the raccoons are feasting on them all night, which leaves little for me. (Which is ridiculous, I've got a 25x10 or so arbor thing to keep them at bay. Futile, I tell ya)
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