How to Easily Cut a Watermelon

Posted on Aug 18 2011 - 2:19am by Mike Lieberman

Cutting a watermelon has usually been a pain for me. When I was at the farmers market one day, I learned this simple way to cut them.


Cut the ends off of each side.


Stand the watermelon up flat and cut the rind off in a downward motion.


Cut off any remaining white part.


Your watermelon should now look like this.


Cut it down the middle in half.


Lay it down, then slice it across.


Slice it perpendicular.


You can cut it up again or enjoy it as is.

  • The Garden Buzz

    Hi Mike…only a “northerner” would do this, ha. This means you have to eat it with a fork. True watermelon lovers eat it with the rind to hold onto while the juice dribbles down your elbows.
    However kudos to you for showing the safe way to do this, using the flat ends.

  • andrea

    Thanks Mike!  I like to cut up watermelon into chunks to keep them ready for the kids to pick at whenever they want from the fridge.  This is a great way to get the most out of the melon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Oneal/1574984573 Sarah Oneal

    Now if I could just find a knife that big, I’d be in business!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Hahaha. For the record, I don’t use a fork. I used my fingers ;P

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Nice. Good idea.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    I’m sure you can find one.

  • Coleen Shaw

    that doesn’t seem all that easy.In fact it appears to be quite labor intensive.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Not sure I’d describe it as labor intensive.

  • Micheal Jabberlow

    My arms fell off when I tried this shit.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Then that’s some impressive armless typing skills.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Then that’s some impressive armless typing skills.

  • Richard Rock

    I dehydrate my watermellon so I have a special treat during winters. It sounds weird, but it really brings out the sugar taste, especially of a poor tasting watermellon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IN46RCR3EENZEHMIZ6OBNLRZLY Dawn Mischler

    Super tip thanks Mike…I used the advice you shared for our watermelon treat for dinner tonight.  BTW…I usually take the white part of the watermelon and save it to “pickle”.  Pickled watermelon rind is not as distasteful as it sounds and is a great Cinnamon/spicy treat to snack on at a later time.  Also, from what I have heard…watermelon hosts a nice thick shell which tends to prohibit “chemical invasion” from outside sources.  Being that it is made of mostly water…I am not so sure it can repel absorption via the water table though  : (    
    As always, I believe organic is best for the body…just saying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IN46RCR3EENZEHMIZ6OBNLRZLY Dawn Mischler

    Super tip thanks Mike…I used the advice you shared for our watermelon treat for dinner tonight.  BTW…I usually take the white part of the watermelon and save it to “pickle”.  Pickled watermelon rind is not as distasteful as it sounds and is a great Cinnamon/spicy treat to snack on at a later time.  Also, from what I have heard…watermelon hosts a nice thick shell which tends to prohibit “chemical invasion” from outside sources.  Being that it is made of mostly water…I am not so sure it can repel absorption via the water table though  : (    
    As always, I believe organic is best for the body…just saying.

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    I’ll have to look into the pickled watermelon rind. Got a recipe you can share?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IN46RCR3EENZEHMIZ6OBNLRZLY Dawn Mischler

    Absolutely!  You should find it in your ‘inbox’ gmail….