We've been waiting and waiting for this day - the day that we would taste the first watermelon from the garden. How do you tell if a watermelon is ripe? Well, we searched the internet to find out. First you examine the curly little tendrils closest to your melon. They should be brown. The second indicator is that the bright green rind is beginning to fade. Finally, the bottom of the melon should begin to turn yellow. Oh boy, it's looks ready! Let's cut it open!