Watermelon is an awesome summer fruit. It is super juicy and mostly very sweet in taste. Almost every people love to prepare juices, drinks, salad, ice cream with this fruit. But hardly a few people actually tried to grow this plant in their garden. People may think that it is not possible to grow watermelon vines for a new gardener. But actually anybody can grow this with a little effort. If you are a foodie then I would say that you definitely should grow this wonderful fruit in your garden.
You might have already raised your eyebrows. How can anybody grow watermelon plants in his own garden? But it is actually true. I did it last year, without any prior experience and knowledge. I just sowed a few seeds in a plastic bag filled with normal garden soil. I got 6-7 fruits from those plants. I was happy. So this year, again I am growing watermelon. Being a foodie you won’t believe that you will be happier to grow this fruit than having this fruit.
Normally watermelon is a big fruit and some fruits are super big that one fruit is enough for 5-6 people. But do not expect such a big size fruit if you are growing this in a container or you are growing this for the first time.
The best part of growing watermelon fruit is that you can watch how within 30-40 days watermelon fruit ripen. Each day you will notice a significant development of its size. Secondly, those plants have a very short life (75 days to 100 days). So if you have 5-6 big size pots then you can easily get 1 or 2 fruits after every 2 weeks.
These are the real reasons for growing watermelons
People may say that you should grow this or that because you can get the opportunity to spend time with nature or you can save some money or gardening is a good exercise etc. But for watermelon lovers like me, the real reasons to grow watermelon are these below-mentioned foods and drinks.
Sweet & juicy watermelon pieces
Watermelon fruits give us a reason to celebrate the summer season. This fruit is so juicy & very sweet. A few pieces of watermelon fruit just after having breakfast or lunch give us a reason to smile. Particularly if you store watermelon for 1 or 2 hours in the refrigerator and you try those pieces. Then it will give you a heavenly feeling. Is this not true? I think if you have tried it then you will definitely agree with me.
Watermelon mojito smoothie
This drink is one of my favorite summer drinks. It is super refreshing and tasty. It is prepared with watermelon puree, lemon juice, mint leaves, ginger juice, chaat masala, black salt, sugar and soda water. Its ingredients say how tasty it would be. So do you want to try watermelon mojito smoothie this summer?
It is a popular summer mocktail. Anybody can prepare his wonderful summer drink very easily but may face difficulties to remove its seeds. It is a very healthy and refreshing summer special drink. This watermelon mocktail needs only a few ingredients like watermelon, mint leaves, lemon juice, salt & sugar. So if you can grow watermelon organically in your garden then you can feel the happiness throughout the summer season.
Watermelon ice cream
We all love ice cream during the summer season. But did you ever try watermelon ice cream? An awesome ice cream prepared with watermelon pulp, yogurt, fresh cream and sugar. Is it not different? I love this unique water melon based ice cream a lot. Last year, I tried this awesome ice cream and very soon, this year also I will try this.
I love watermelon salad a lot. You can prepare such salad small pieces of watermelon as well as a few other summer fruits of your choice. I prefer to add mango, papaya etc. You just need to add a few pinches of chaat masala and honey (optional). You can try this type of salad just with watermelon fruit too.
So which is your favorite watermelon based dish/drink? What would be your reason to grow plenty of watermelon in your garden? Is there any?