I have no luck with melons! I know they are suppose to thump and sound hollow and so I will let a melon set in the sun up to 3 days sometimes and it seems it is too ripe or not ripe enough no matter what I do! How can you know a good one?
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That makes sense, Tom - (deeper sound means more juice).
I've never heard of this. What do the bee stings look like on the skin of a watermelon?
Yes, I never heard of bee stings either. Sure hope watermelons help save the bees!
Bee stings look like little tan scabs on the rind of the watermelon. I know you have seen them on there and just thought they were a blemish on the skin of it.
Bee stings ! How interesting and makes sense to me that the melon would be sweet if bees like it. Thanks for that tip, Becky.
Maybe that is the problem Randall because I just can't remember the last time I got a good melon. Good chance though the one I have now was locally grown; I know a lot of the things from this store are. Will let you know!
Thanks Phyllis; sounds like me. My dad could always pick a good one and I love them so but have the worst luck!!
Mine is dark I have now; with that lighter spot on the bottom as they usually are. Hope that is good!
The light spot is just where they have rested on the ground while growing. The dark is that it is ready to be picked. They usually ripen a bit after they get picked though, especially if they are in the store.