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Old 08-05-2008, 07:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This may be a silly question but when do you know when your watermelons are ripe? I have never successfully grown them but I have a lovely round moon and stars watermelon and need to know when it is ready. We have picked one but I had to cause the dog though it was a ball and tried to scoot it around and put a whole in it. It was yummy but I think it could have been riper.
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wait until the tendril closest to the stem has shriveled. I did this last year and everyone was perfectly ripe or over (because I forgot to check them sooner).

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I've been stressing out about when to pick my moon and stars melons. I just found this link, and I hope it helps me know when they're ripe! http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/h...e-watermelons/

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