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Here she is, my first watermelon harvested.

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Here she is, my first watermelon harvested.

Post  quiltbea on 9/1/2010, 1:33 pm

I'm happy to say I harvested my first ever watermelon. It was the largest in my community garden rows.
I tried the tendril test.....A tendril a few inches from the stem should be curling and brown, and the underside should be buttery yellow.
Well, that didn't work. No stem found nearby at all and the underside was the same as the topside. But the thing was bigger than I expected so I harvested it.
I tried the 'thump' test and it sounded more solid than two smaller ones. This and another a little smaller sounded the same. I just harvested the biggest one and took it home.

Here it is, cut in half. I didn't cut it very evenly because my knife wasn't big enough. Next time I'll cut it in half crosswise, then in half lenthwise.
It tastes good so I guess I did alright. I've got half in my son's fridge and half in mine. I'll be snacking on watermelon tonite.
Tomorrow I think I'll harvest the next largest and bring it to my daughter. It, too, doesn't seem to have any tendril nearby but the packet for Sugar Baby watermelon states they avg 8-10 lbs. This one is over 14 lbs so I think the next one might be fine as well, with the same thumping sound.
Wish me luck.

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Post  moosedroppings on 9/1/2010, 1:52 pm

Looks so yummy! Congrats!

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First Watermelom......

Post  trustinhart on 9/1/2010, 4:13 pm

Congratulations!!!!!!! Your garden must be lovely!!! okay

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Post  Furbalsmom on 9/1/2010, 4:34 pm

Beautiful Sugar Baby. cheers So happy for you. Glad it tastes good and Good Luck on your future harvests.

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Re: Here she is, my first watermelon harvested.

Post  Josh on 9/1/2010, 5:07 pm

drooling
AWESOME!

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Post  Chopper on 9/1/2010, 7:13 pm

Now that was worth it all! I had to BUY a watermelon today because mine has not produced. Sad

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Post  boffer on 9/2/2010, 12:34 am

She's a beauty, QB! winner

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Beautiful melon

Post  ander217 on 9/3/2010, 8:21 am

Fantastic-looking melon, QB. You must have a red thumb. Smile

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