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Capt_morgan72

Am I the only one expecting it to be green to the core?


saevism

No I was expecting him to lop a finger off with how he was handling that knife lol


Titboobweiner

I've seen it happen way too many times.


neildegrasstokem

You seem like bad luck for finger health


lockerpunch

Yah had to double check what sub I was in.


Duggydugdug

I just opened mine, and it was actually solid white!


mfo245

We opened two that had detached from the vine, stems had turned brown, the ground patch had turned yellow, knocking produced a hollow sound. Both were white inside. About 4 weeks later the melons still on the vine turned into pumpkins! Dont be like me, make sure you mark your garden beds and maybe plant watermelons and pumpkins far enough apart!


P0sitive_Outlook

Maaate. I planted up about thirty pear seeds fifteen years ago. All but one failed, and that one got planted in the stump of a long-dead tree in my garden. It grew and flourished and last year it bore fruit. Apples.


mfo245

How bout them apples? Hahahahaha But seriously, how are the apples?


P0sitive_Outlook

The first time it bore apples, it bore just three but they were the sweetest apples i've ever tasted. Then, last year and this year, it bore about ten or twelve and they were sour.


mfo245

Wild. Any idea why? A quick google search says maybe a pathogen could cause sour apples. My neighbor and I are going to put in some apple trees together soon, if I find anything while reading I'll make sure to report back and let you know.


P0sitive_Outlook

I think it's because there were so many and they were left on there for so long. :) Good luck with your trees! That's rad, being able to share with a neighbour. :)


mfo245

We got insanely lucky with our neighbors. Private road with awesome people on the whole stretch. And ours is the only spot without fruit trees so they're all just happy that we're willing to play ball. Do you remove flowers in the spring to concentrate the energy into one bloom? I've read that is a good way to get bigger fruits. And I imagine it can't hurt with sweetness to concentrate all the energy into fewer apples. Hopefully in a few years I'll be here with an update!


P0sitive_Outlook

I really should remove flowers, but i do not. The tree is incredibly tall. I tried a trick: i cut all the lower branches so it grew straight up, then i cut the uppermost branches and it grew out and up - now it has like eight or nine limbs all growing from about head height, and each is as tall as the trunk (so it's twice head height in total), so it's not so easy to grab all the flowers now. :/ I did try removing half of the flowers, then half of the first fruit, but the four or five fruit failed entirely anyway. :D Ah well.


katsinspace

Omg no, do you even like apples? Are they any good?


BobaFestus

Hell of a lot better than pears.


P0sitive_Outlook

They are the #sweeeeeeeeeeeeetest apples i have ever tasted.


Xeranok_

that can happen?


mfo245

We just thought the immature pumpkins were watermelons. And the stars aligned to make the unripe pumpkins appear to be watermelons. We just planted stuff this spring without labeling it and confused the two plants. We're "new" to gardening. We've been doing some sort of garden for a decade, but this was our first time starting from seeds, and planting a large area instead of one or two balcony beds.


figgypudding531

Just a heads up for next time, watermelons and pumpkin vines have very different leaves


mfo245

I will look them up so I can distinguish them next time. Thank you!


NotMyHersheyBar

You can pickle it!


mfo245

That's an interesting idea! The material inside was soft and apparently pretty tasteless. Consistency somewhat like an expanding spray foam before it hardens. I say tasteless because I swear I tasted unsweet watermelon but my better half tasted nothing so I think it was all in my head. Our 3 yr old, however, loved it! We're going to try again next year so any melons we pull early will definitely get pickled. Thanks for the heads up!


kayne_21

Look up watermelon rind pickles. My grandma used to make them and bring them out for holidays. I made some last year and they taste like happiness (and cinnamon, sugar, and cloves).


NotMyHersheyBar

Oo that sounds ambitious! My aunt used to just do a regular pickle brine.


mfo245

Holy moly this sounds unique! Thank you!


NotMyHersheyBar

Sure. It works with any white rind that isn't too bitter. My great aunt used to do it. The rind absorbs the pickle so its.mostly just a vehicle for vinegar, salt, and pepper.


mfo245

Interesting! We've been getting into canning and pickling as our garden grows, so this sounds fun. Thank you!


NotMyHersheyBar

Good luck! Report back your experience!


mfo245

Will do!


Iwillnotusemyname

I remember seeing one like that. They planted it next to cucumbers or something


Valkyrja_bc

If you plant some plants too close together, they'll cross-pollinate. That year won't be a problem, but if you save your seeds to plant the next year, you might have hybrids. You'll only see it between varieties of the same species though - you won't see it happen between cucumbers and cantaloupe, for example, because they're different species (Cucumis sativus and Cucumis melo). You could see it between zucchini and acorn squash or pattypan and spaghetti squash though, because they're all cultivars of Cucurbita pepo.


Titboobweiner

Do I have your permission to copy and paste this response to other people in other threads?


Valkyrja_bc

Sure thing!


Titboobweiner

Thanks


DaddysTears

Definitely not


culinarysiren

Haha. Came here to say the same thing.


qrseek

Yep I was expecting it to be one of those half-squash monstrosities. I guess I'm cynical.


lovelyfire78

I was waiting for some crazy big ass bug to be in there or something. Did make me smile though :)


JuicingFruit

I just love the look on his face. "That's right, I did this. Fucking Boom."


OrishaShango

That look is priceless. Watermelons are difficult to grow, so he must be really proud!


paralleliverse

I grew watermelon in Texas when I couldn't even get tomatoes to grow.. All I had to do was give it water regularly and it sprawled everywhere


OrishaShango

You known whats crazy? I used to have massive watermelon vines in cold Canada, because of inoculation with b. subtilis. They stopped offering it here soon afterwards. The plants were essentially immune to PM, and appeared disease free til frost killed them. Sometimes it feels like the government just takes away things that allow us to be fully self sufficient.


ElizabethDangit

Can you ELI5? I’m dragging today but also trying to grow watermelon in Michigan. Edit: Nevermind I went and found a bunch of science articles and studies. This is stuff I needed to know!


OrishaShango

Bacillus subtilis produces chemicals that inhibit the growth of fungi because they are competing with fungi for space on the leaf. Fungi do the same, so regular inoculation prevents the fungi from possibly winning. The bacteria produces antibiotics, as many of them do. It’s their way of saying “this is my plant, go away fungi!”


dohlfhauldhagen

Lol it's the opposite in Michigan for me. I have tomato plants for weeds pretty much, but any melon I grow doesn't get much larger than a Roma tomato.


RLTWTango

I grew a watermelon in Africa with the drip from my ac. Easiest thing that I've ever grown.


OrishaShango

That’s because they originated there.


Trick-Point

> That’s because they originated there. Africa is a big place. Plants don't be like "oh, you know I evolved in river valleys but this desert happens to be on the same continent so I'm gonna thrive anyway."


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Trick-Point

> Of course, that’s how plants become invasive. They find similar conditions elsewhere and overtake everything. Kindly speaking, I don't think you accurately understood the point I was making. Africa is a massive continent full off diverse ecologies. Something suited to the Sahara Desert's ecology likely has different requirements than something suited to the Congolian rainforests, and so on. When you say "oh, of course it likes growing in Africa, it's from Africa", you venture into absurdity. It's akin to saying **"Oh, of course your Saguaro cactus grew well in Vancouver Canada, it's *from* North America originally."** What? WHAT?! Granted, the person didn't state where in Africa they grew the watermelon. But, that's exactly my point: There's not enough information to make a comparison, even IF you had accurately referred to the ecology that watermelons evolved in and not merely "Africa" nonspecifically.


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Trick-Point

> Bruh do you think I don’t know that? I’m not Sarah Palin. I dunno, you are from Earth and so is Sarah Palin. Ipso facto...


NotMyHersheyBar

He must have turned it every day to get it so even and the rind so thin. Perfect watering too.


Kidda_FreshDY

That face at the end lmao “Yeah that’s right, I got melon”


Blaukwin

My god, how can you be so old and still handle a kitchen knife so dangerously


Rickibobbibalboa

Less bothered by his technique and more bothered by the person next to him that thought pulling his arm down like a lever was safe :/


Mermelephant

"Let me help you with that thumb-attached-to-body issue youre struggling with."


beavr_

Like a passenger grabbing the steering wheel to "help"... pretty much never a wise idea.


BEANandCHEE

Yeah that was a bad call


cracka1337

I thought he was going to lose his thumb at first.


AatmanirbharBerojgar

As an Indian, I can say, almost entire male population never enter into kitchen to cook or to do any chorus. It's Female only job. So I think it's first time he is handling knife and doing something in kitchen with his own hands. Second thing, nobody teaches knife skills here. Rarely any household has such big ass knife. We have pretty smaller, inexpensive ones which are easy to handle.


Githyerazi

Married into Indian family; they also do not like sharp knives. I went to sister in law's house and thought I would do her a favor and sharpen her dull kitchen knives. Told her I did it. She still nearly cut her hand open trying to cut an apple in her hand. Complained for months. 🤯


CaptainLukeMe

That is just insanity to me. The first thing you learn in a kitchen is that a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife, for the very reason your SIL cut herself: dull knives require more pressure to cut, and therefore harder to control when cutting, leading to wild cuts. I bet you anything she went to cut with the same amount of force as she always does, and the knife went wild. I know you know already, hence you sharpening for them, just was so flabbergasted that this was a thing I had to comment.


sbNXBbcUaDQfHLVUeyLx

While this is 100% true, a sharp knife is more dangerous to someone used to dull knives. My girlfriend grew up with dull knives (her mother's knives are *plastic*) and I have a set of Shun knives that I take care of carefully. They basically cut stuff on contact. She still uses her dull knives because they are "less scary". And, I get it. If you're used to having to slam knives down and do crazy shit, suddenly putting that force behind a knife that can slice a piece of paper in half with nothing but gravity is rather dangerous.


CaptainLukeMe

I understand the point you are trying to make, but essentially the argument boils down to that the tool is dangerous because people aren’t bothering to learn how to use it properly. It’s like blaming a hammer for being too heavy when you hit your thumb. You hit your hand by not using the tool properly, not the hammer. Making the hammer lighter doesn’t change the fact you are wielding it carelessly and expecting the tool to compensate for your incompetence.


sbNXBbcUaDQfHLVUeyLx

I don't think you did get my point exactly, my apologies for not being clear. What I'm really saying is that a sharp knife isn't *by default* safer. It requires experience working with the tool.


AatmanirbharBerojgar

Yep, Even in my house we don't have razor sharp knives... Almost blunt... And frankly, I don't reason.


irishteacup

Such a big ass knife? That looks like a standard chefs knife to me. Que Arnold going "Now this is a knife."


ijjgiafjidfai

A standard western chef's knife.


Einbrecher

There are eastern variants as well, some of which people prefer over the western ones.


Buttplugsgalore

I think you meant Paul Hogan playing Mick “[Crocodile](https://youtu.be/_vW54lAtldI)” Dundee.


irishteacup

That is certainly what Arnold was referencing but not what I ment. https://youtu.be/kL9NqeMTm7k Downvoted because I did in fact mean Arnolds version. Because he pulls out a huge ass knife from predator that's much larger than Rambo or crocodile dundee. Okay then?


Buttplugsgalore

That’s funny. Arnold was saying the quote from Crocodile Dundee. He even switched to the Australian accented “noyf”.


Titboobweiner

That's great, I love seeing him be positive and uplifting to people.


AatmanirbharBerojgar

By Indian standards, this is big ass knife. I mean if you ever watch India cooking shows or Video blogs on YouTube, you wil never ever see such huge knife anywhere.


explicitlydiscreet

Cue


Kyaviger

> chorus Are you saying they never sing in the kitchen?


kirkum2020

My great grandmother used to hold a loaf of bread and cut directly towards her hand but she never cut herself and could get them as thin as paper. She could also butter a slice with one swipe before removing all of said butter with a second.


DevilsTrigonometry

Bread knives are relatively skin-safe, especially at the pressure levels used for bread and baked goods. I cut bread in my hand all the time because it's easier to support the sides properly that way.


wretch5150

People need to use the santoku for the watermelon... The edge grips a bit better and you can slice it easier.


figgypudding531

I prefer serrated


ThrowRA0000345

That look of pure satisfaction and pride!


ijjgiafjidfai

That man should never be left alone with a knife.


ChiIl1na

Go dad go!!


wegetshitdone

That's a nice and juicy one, too! It just cracked open once he began slicing!


fddarwish

The way they said woww. Nice big watermelon you got there .


winter_beard

God that robotic voice is so cringey to me.


JTP1228

Yea wtf is that? It's like nails on a chalkboard to me, and so many videos have that ugly sounding voice


Leqi1696

Tiktok. Im so glad im not alone.


NorthboundPachyderm

I won't watch the video once I hear it. instant rage quit


dtwhitecp

I wish people would just narrate their own fucking videos


greasyburgerbuns

Meanwhile my back yard melons average at softball sizes lol this year i finally got one to the size of a basketball..!


Pied-sales

Omg, I love him so much for the look of sheer pride and satisfaction on his face!


anlbgs3

That is great! I can appreciate the anticipation of sharing a home grown melon.


mainecruiser

Grew a watermelon about 6" across and probably had the same look... (Maine's a little trickier for getting melons to grow). Now, my *habeneros*, THOSE are kicking ass!


zombiedotcom

How did that man get that old and still not know how to use a fucking knife good lord he almost hurt himself pretty bad


Zodimized

Could be weakness from being older.


paralleliverse

Yes, a lot of elderly lose grip strength and dexterity due to cerebellum deterioration. Def made me nervous, but I guess nobody wanted to take the moment away from him


raznog

Could also have been a dull knife.


zombiedotcom

A dull knife thats tip can't even penetrate a watermelon? Go learn some knife skills because you can cut a watermelon with dental floss if you want to


raznog

What kind of watermelons do you have? Ours are quite hard and even with a sharp knife take some decent force.


pachasempervivum

"waaahhhhooooow" if you know you know


vallefam

I want this kinda vibes when i grow my fruit, but it always a silent celebration.


hunkachunk88888

I was expecting him to be disapointed


ExistentialMoron

His face though lmao


c1e2477816dee6b5c882

We just cut into ours last night!


Desperate_Level_9213

"Woooow" this video is so sweet!


butbutbutterfly

That look!! I am so glad someone captured the moment. He is so pleased :)


probablysarcasim

I'm curious about growing watermelons in my home garden. I always thought you couldn't grow watermelons at home because of this 'History of Watermelons' thing I saw. The video was on how watermelons got a bad rap since farmers would poison the odd one to stop theft but then the farmer would forget which melons he poisoned. But at some point they said you have to grow your watermelons far away from your other veggies because the watermelons would mutate. I don't know, I can't find the video now. But obviously people grow watermelons.


nina_gall

WAIT JUST A GD MINUTE, I SAW HIM ON THE PRODUCE ISLE!


MyAntiAlterEgo

I know that feeling. I grew cantaloupe "successfully" this year (we got two edible ones). Cutting into that 4-5 lb melon was so tense. It was delicious, everyone raved about it and I was just so proud.


iveo83

really well done I would make my family watch me cut into that beauty too lol melon is such a bitch to grow I'm on my 5th year and never had anything substantial or worthwhile. Here's to next year ;)


EndiveKimchi

I was expecting a gender reveal...


ryhntyntyn

Love the melon. Love the look on his face. Hate the voice over. Hate it.


ayleidanthropologist

Love it


yellow_yellow_yellow

So sweet!!! How did it taste?!


SensiblePlatypus

Gold Jerry! Gold!


GoCommando45

I wish I had a melon like that! 👍 now I know why he is so happy and proud! So that must mean Happiness = Melon 🍉


Failure_by_Design_v2

As a man who also grows watermelons......YES.


autumnaki2

I would be so proud. Watermelon and pumpkin don't like growing for me. So hard, so worth it


popover

He's wearing the perfect sweatshirt too.


mrk177

He made me nervous on how he cut into that watermelon.


ArtistEngineer

aww, it has seeds in it! need to get a seedless one!


SquarebobSpongepant

I totally get that. All that work, waiting, and love. I'm lucky my family is obsessed with garedening as I am


Salty-Complaint-6163

I had to double check the thread when that knife got so dangerously close to his thumb.


Zen_Bonsai

*water melon


bintAlaaa

Dad's face at the end is so proud


DB_Ultra

That dad looks like he would like to have some alone time with that watermelon


Neglectfulgardener

Lol That’s great. The did this once (had the whole family gathered around too) but results weren’t the same.


hoecore666

I love proud dads


KasimirMaser99

This is why gardening is so good for you.


P0sitive_Outlook

I am yet another viewer who totally expecting this to be green to the core. >.< As the video played, i held it up to my father and said "I already know what's going to happen, but have a look at this!!" Well. You got me. :D


666PeopleBeStupid999

What a wholesome victory.


Da3m0n_1379

Indian parent be like that


bacasarus_rex

Sick watermelon 🍉


julesk

Not as cool as when I cut open a watermelon for my son and his teacher and… it was a green pumpkin …


boredemort

Aur kaata bhi kitni jaldi se 😍


Valasta_Bloodrunner

My watermelons didn't go well this year, my jeliousy is real here.


TakingSorryUsername

When Gallagher finally comes to terms with his past…


Perpetvated

As a young gun who just recently got into growing plants and garden, I can share how proud he is. Shit is not easy.


snoski1234

Yep, it's a carrot


Philypnodon

Not gonna lie, it looks like a pretty darn great melon.


secret2u

What a proud papa


H4LEY420

Like he has a new born babe. A proud dad right there. I feel it, everytime a plant sends nee growth im like "Ive nurtured and loved u ALL THESE YRS for exactly this moment" "ITS A BOY"


diver830

He cuts that melon like a psychopath.


Big-Pond

Damn…did you not see he needed help holding it??


This_Phantom_Pain

I’m happy for him, he was so proud of it. Top tier wholesomeness


Guilty_Shame_1142

Was the watermelon good?


Business_End7741

Idk why but i was expecting it to explode


onepintboom

Should also be in aww sub


twicethecushen

Look upon my works, ye mighty!


clio44

That was a great sounding split! I grew watermelons for the first time this year too and was amazed at how little force was required to cut them open. The knife barely grazed the surface and it split like it was bursting!


anonymoususername06

Okay LOVE the family oohing and ahhing and wowing at end. Good job fam.


Glad_Satisfaction821

There was so much pride in his face. That was adorable.


get_sirius

Thought I was in r/youseeingthisshit after that look at the end


Battlepuppy

It doesn't look ripe. It's just so green. I accidently harvested my pineapple (by snapping it when I moved the plant) when it was not ripe. Nothing kills the expectation of that harvest then an unripe fruit.


ijjgiafjidfai

That's the problem with melons, for some there's no guaranteed way to tell visually that they are fully ripe.


Battlepuppy

I always was told a little tan on the bottom was an indicator it was ripe, but you are right, melons are difficult.


raznog

I’ve always just gone with when they pop of the vine with little effort. Hasn’t failed yet.


fishNchip44

Is that Gandhi ?