I previously posted about how devastating it was to pick a watermelon to find that it wasn’t ripe at all. Emma was kind enough to provide a link to an article that was helpful. One of the tips in the article was “when the tendril closest to the stem withers, that’s a dependable sign” that the melon is ripe. Well, I was out picking in the garden and noticed the withering leaf in the picture above. When I moved the larger melon, sure enough, the tendril closest to the stem was completely withered.

With much trepidation, the melon was picked, and we were thrilled to find that it was, in fact, perfectly ripe. If we had waited much longer, it would have been overripe. Thanks, Emma!


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