Answer: Melons will ripen slightly after being picked but they really pack in the sugar during the last few days of growth and subsequent maturity on the vine. This is what gives homegrown melons that wonderful sweetness that store-bought melons just don't have. Go ahead and pick your melons; there's no advantage to leaving them attached to dead vines. Hope the Huntress hones her skills before next gardening season!
Q&A Library Searching Tips