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

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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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Post  has55 on 10/29/2016, 12:31 pm

still producing.

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Post  sanderson on 10/30/2016, 3:22 am

Amazing. Must be the warm fall-winter you have been experiencing.

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Post  has55 on 10/30/2016, 4:16 am

@sanderson wrote:Amazing.  Must be the warm fall-winter you have been experiencing.

still warm. 90's the last few days.
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Post  has55 on 10/31/2016, 5:34 am

Sanderson, I wanted to let you know that letting the watermelons to grows as you suggested was the best thing. The melon would grow upright, but they produce so much when allowed to grow on the ground. When they got too long, I simply just picked up the vines and threw it back on it self. the vines just adjust from that point and kept producing.

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