harvest time??? what signs, indications etc?
Since there are so many different varieties of one particular fruit, without any mature size specifications, how can I know when to harvest. For example, watermelon, this is the first time I try this variety. The seed package does not say how big the watermelons would grow. What are the signs or indications I can go by for harvesting them?
Last year, I tried a small sized watermelon variety. I thought at least they would grow at least a man hand size, so I was still waiting for them to become bigger. Then, the watermelon broke up on their own.
So,, this year I try a different variety, yet I still have no idea how big this particular watermelon would grow. I don't wish them to break up again on their own, so what can I do to know the maturity of the fruits? Either under-ripe or over-ripe is not as ideal, is it?