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Growing Watermelon

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22 Jun 13 Mike Enis (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Forget about thumping a melon and listening for a hollow sound. Where the stem of the melon comes off the vine there will be a small tendril. When this tendril dries up and turns brown, and the bottom of the melon has turned from white to a yellowish cream color, wait two to three days then harvest your melon. It will be perfectly ripe. Guaranteed!
19 Nov 16 Amanda (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Thank you. That's good info.

Thank you. That's good info.

- Amanda

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