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I planted some Anne Arundel melons this year and it took forever for them to germinate. Temperatures are dropping down to 32 degrees at night and the one melon we have is very small. It's obviously not going to ripen before a frost, but I was wondering if the melon needs to be ripe in order to save seeds for planting? I would appreciate any help :)
 

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Whatever you're saving seed from should be mature and ripe (even over ripe would be OK). When saving seed from the garden, I only consider those from the very best ripe fruit and vegetables. There's too much time and labor from sow to harvest to gamble on anything less. In the big picture, seeds are cheap
 

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Thank you John, I guess the piggies can have a snack now :)
 
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