cold weather and cantaloupe, when to pick?
I am growing cantaloupe for the first time this year; I think I might have planted it around July. The variety of cantaloupe is called "Goddess." My concern is if it is too cold for them to be out there.
I have put some rocks under the them so they don't get what is called "bottom rot." I don't how long I can wait to pick them though because it's getting cooler as the days go on. Only one smells sweet and is a mostly yellowy color. I don't know what to do. I read if I pick them they will get softer, but not sweeter. But how long can I wait, to pick them, when the weather is getting cooler day by day? I will try to plant cantaloupe earlier next year for sure, I had to wait until July because we were building a new raised bed, and it wouldn't of fit in any of the other smaller raised beds. I attached a picture, that I took today, of the cantaloupes so you can get a better idea of what they look like.
Any help is much appreciated, thank you so much in advance! :-)