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When to Harvest Watermelon

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Watermelons are at their best when they are fully ripe, juicy and sweet. But how do you know when they're ready to harvest? Here are a few things that indicate that your watermelon is ready to harvest:

  • The tendrils near where the watermelon meets the stem, which are normally bright green, will turn brown.
  • The surface of the watermelon goes from shiny to dull.
  • The side of the melon that rests on the soil will turn from green to yellow.
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