Watermelons are a hard-working gardener's immediate reward. No cooking, no washing required. You don't even have to go inside—just split a ripe one on a rock! Then scoop out the sweet flesh, take a deep breath, look over your garden, and be grateful you grew your own dessert this year. What's more gratifying on a hot, dry day? Yes, our watermelons do have seeds in them, but that's to be celebrated too: save a few of those pips you spit out, and use them to sustain this beautiful summer ritual.