When to pick Melons??

How do we know when our watermelons are ready to pick? They are getting quite large but don't want to pick them too soon!

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Answered by CostaFarms

There are several indicators of ripeness on watermelons. The ground spot (where the melon rests on the ground) usually turns creamy yellow when ripe. Also, the tendrils where the melon attaches to the vine turn brown and dry up. If all else fails, you can cut a small plug into the rind of the melon to see if the flesh has fully colored.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors