Well, it looks like the watermelon is ready to be trained. I plan to trulis the watermelon and see if I can grow them vertically. From what I see/read/hear – they should do well and can be picked when they look ready and/or when they drop. Hopefully they don’t break open if.when they drop… guess we will see 😉
In growing, my ultimate goal is to get the maximum yield of crops, with the best flavor possible. For my vining tomatoes, this means pruning my plants to remove unwanted shoots and leaves… which is an important part of ensuring that all the nutrients are going to the fruit.