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The SFG Journey-How Do You Know When Watermelons Are Ripe?

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Re: The SFG Journey-How Do You Know When Watermelons Are Ripe?

Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/18/2016, 6:24 pm

Yum!  My melons are on the downturn.  Picked a MN Midget today.  And a Mlacktail Mountain about the size of a tennis ball....not so sure about that one.  But vine getting old.

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Post  has55 on 9/20/2016, 10:36 am

God bless me this AM with a yellow meat watermelon. Yes, I did  the garden dance when I cut it open. It's really good. Learning a lot this year about growing melons. 


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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 9/20/2016, 12:50 pm

@has55 wrote:God bless me this AM with a yellow meat watermelon. Yes, I did  the garden dance when I cut it open. It's really good. Learning a lot this year about growing melons. 

Beautiful. I bet it tasted like the golden rays of dawn.

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Post  sanderson on 9/20/2016, 3:30 pm

Beautiful! Did this one come from a vine that you snipped off the extra vine?

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Post  has55 on 9/20/2016, 4:54 pm

No. I gave up doing that snipping. too much work. I did as you suggested a let them grow. I do snip them back when they get too close to the other plants. I have gave up on them, because  a heavy fungus, mildew had attack them. but I applied that potassium bicarbonate per Dirt Doctor posting and it knock it right out and they kept on growing, producing several melons. I'm still learning how to find the pigtail.

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Post  Roseinarosecity on 9/20/2016, 9:05 pm

Yummy yellow melon!
On my first harvest, I didn't snip off anything.  On this second harvest growing now, I am snipping away.  It doesn't hurt to try something different, especially since it already gave me first fruits.

Do tell us if you think the yellow melon has a different taste.

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Post  has55 on 9/20/2016, 10:14 pm

the yellow meat has a different taste and is delicious. I also love orange meat watermelon. all of them have their own taste, but are delicious.

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