Wednesday, May 18th is "World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day" and it sparked a conversation between Traci and me. Is Watermelon a fruit or vegetable? Turns out it's both and here is why.

For me, there is a much more important question: Should you eat your watermelon with salt on it? My daughters are huge fans of watermelon. Tara likes it sliced while Riley prefers to have it cut up in chunks, so we keep both in the frig for them.

I'm okay with that but here is where I went wrong. Neither of them likes salt on it...NOOO! I like having a little salt on my watermelon especially early in the season when it isn't quite as tasty.

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I did an informal survey at a picnic I was at over the weekend and they said that I was being sacrilegious. That sounds a little harsh but whatever. So what did I learn from my survey? If I don't want my friends to eat my watermelon, I'll tell them that there's salt on it.

Let's face it, some watermelon tastes better than others, so how do we know what's best? Here's what I found:

What To Look For In Your Watermelon

LOOK FOR THE FIELD SPOT ON THE BOTTOM: The yellow (field) spot is where the watermelon sits on the ground. Ripe watermelons will have a creamy yellow or orange-yellow spots but no white.

INSPECT THE TAIL: If you see a dried tail, that means the watermelon is ripe and ready to go. If the tail is green, it probably means that the watermelon was picked too soon and won't be ripe.

More Ripe Watermelon Tips

Go here for more ripe watermelon tips. So how do I like my watermelon? Whatever the girls leave for me. So what about you, How do you like your watermelon and do you like salt on it?

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