(Photo LOF, random slice of homegrown watermelon / t=0)
Is it worth it to grow your own watermelons?
Most commercial watermelons have everything but taste.
Is it the same for homegrown watermelons?
Two possible methodologies :
- comparative tasting in double blind randomized trials- Method rejected because its stupid : its much nicer when you can see what you're eating. Waterleons are pretty.
- opnion survey : Accepted method.
Each guest gets a watermelons ripe, fresh from the garden, without selecting varities beforehand (tested with 6 different varieties) random distribution.
Then we try to find out if they were better than supermarket watermelons.
- 1st reaction : everybody finds them heavy to carry.
- 2nd reaction : everybody is happy, nowadays watermelons are expensive.
Survey results :
No opinion : 0%.
In anycase they all taste like water : 0%
Stuffed themselves while saying « this watermelon is really good, much better than the ones you can buy » : 100%
Nota : Paulo ate Ninas watermelon, Horatio said "not only are they good but they're enormous". "They're sweeter" (Eliezer), "they're really tasty " (Ricardo), "they're really good (muito bom)" (Bela).
Conclusion : This scientific study shows that you should definitely grow your own watermelons or get a friend to grow them for you.
You need a rich soil and daily watering.
(Photo LOF, random slice of homegrown watermelon / t0 + 10')