posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:10 AM
Originally posted by Loveaduck
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by okayimhere
Bring a broom straw when you go to pick your melon. When you find one that looks good first thump it to see if it has a good hollow sound to it.
If you're still not sure set the watermelon on the floor or ground and lay the broom straw on top of it near the middle. If the broom straw turns you
have a winner, if it stays still keep on looking!
LOL Or we could light a candle underneath it and if the flame moves to the right, it's ripe or maybe just ask the melon, "How are you feeling today
melon? Sweet? Or kind of plain?" Couldn't resist! Sounds like you are teasing, so I have to poke a bit of fun!
With the broom straw thing, last year, at a local produce stand here in my area, I seen a guy do this very thing. He plucked a straw out of a broom
and laid it on top of a watermelon. Sure enough, the straw turned, and he proclaimed the watermelon to be ripe.
It would take so little air to make the straw move though, so I'm not sure I put a lot of faith in this technique.