We all have things that we have had to learn to deal with and overcome in our lives. For me it is color blindness. One in every 12 men are color blind while one in every 200 women are color blind. The trait is genetic and runs in families.
I have also managed to pass my color blindness on to both a son and a grandson. This condition can make it very difficult to tell when vegetables are ripe. I have always especially struggled with watermelons until now. This year I grew an heirloom variety called "Royal Golden" from Bakers Creek. This variety has worked out great for me. While planted and grown just like a traditional watermelon this melon goes from green to yellow when ripe. I can see the difference between green and yellow. So I know when my watermelons look like pumpkins out in the field it is time to pick. Problem solved. The foliage tends to turn yellow also.