Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a new video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer Sarah Breckenridge) as they plant, maintain, harvest, store, and prepare garden vegetables. In this set we demystify the art of growing watermelons.
Episode 3: How to Harvest Watermelons
How do you know when a watermelon is ready to pick? And how do you pick when it’s ready? You’ll learn how to do it all in this episode.
Watch Danielle and Sarah prepare a garden bed tailor-made for growing big, juicy watermelons.
The Homegrown / Homemade team gives its fledgling plants a perfect supporting cast.
Let’s be real: who has room for lots of homegrown watermelons in the fridge? Watch Sarah preserve lots of the fruit in this video.
Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho Salsa