It's terribly disappointing to cut into a watermelon and find that it is still mostly pink inside and has little sweetness to the meat. But what do you look for when choosing one at the
grocery? How can you pick the ripest one?
There are two reliable methods:
Examine the underside of a melon. Ripe ones will have a cream or yellow belly, unripe ones will be white or green.
Ripe melons will sound hollow when you slap them. But what does "hollow" sound like?
Practice on your body. Give your forehead a couple of light slaps. Repeat on your chest. Repeat on your stomach. Notice how the sound changes for each one. The sound your stomach makes when slapped is the "ripe" sound you're looking for.
It's best to compare three watermelons side by side. You'll easily be able to pick the one that sounds most hollow when slapped.
I am trying to figure out what to do with this 100 year old carriage house in my backyard. It has a huge room with a huge sliding door on each side. I've included pictures of the house,
the rest of my backyard and the inside of the carriage house (please excuse the mess....I don't know what to do with all of this outdoor stuff). I am thinking some kind of covered eating area or hot tub destination...but it is rather far from the house. There are lights and electricity in all rooms of the house and off the main room is another room that has cabinets and and another room that is a horse stall. It is an awesome place but I need assistance on how to incorporate it into my landscaping! I'm in Alabama by the way. Help???!!!
Commented on May 30, 2012
Restore it, could be a great additional living space. seems that you have some great pieces
that can be incorporated into your scape, don't discard yet.