Learning the language of nature takes time
Everything has a story, and nature teaches me just so much. Take skin for example. You can't tell a book by its cover. Well as it happens, you can't tell a watermelon by it's skin either.
Curious to know when this watermelon would be ripe to pick, I dug deep into my memory to remember what my father taught me, then after a bit of googling was able to piece the evidence together.
One of the key features is that the skin changes colour. The white stripes become creamy yellow, but that's not the only sign. Pick it too soon and it won't be fully ripe, pick it too late and it will be mushy inside.
There's other signs. Like the little tendril had turned brown, and the spoon leaf also. Check ✔️