|'Garden Baby' is generally mature 78 days after sowing. Vines are unusually short, and have high yields. 6-7 pound fruits have dark green, thin rinds. Flesh is red, and sweet. Watermelons generally do best in warm climates. Cool weather will not produce good fruits, but some of the adversity of cool weather can be overcome by starting seeds early indoors, and transplanting them out at the height of summer. Plastic groundcovers are highly recommended to increase soil temperature in the spring, and rowcovers will help the crop ripen in the fall.