Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

Garden-to-table guide to melons

Tips for growing and caring for melons, plus our favorite recipes come harvest time

How to harvest
Photo by Rob D. Brodman; written by Julie Chai

How to harvest

When fully ripe, cantaloupes slip off the vine easily. Pick late melons when their color changes or when the leaf where the fruit attaches turns yellow.

More: Our favorite melon varieties



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