Question: How can I know when to pick my watermelons?

Answer: Watch for several indicators of ripeness. When the white spot under the melon starts to turn yellow, the melon is probably ripe. You’ll also see two tendrils on the stem, one on either side of the melon. When they begin to turn dry and brown, the melon is probably ripe. Folks who have harvested melons commercially also know the dull “thud” the ripe melons make when thumped. If they hear a higher “ping” sound, they leave the melons for a few more days.

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