As per usual, my original idea to grow watermelon in pots this season has morphed into a bigger project. While researching growing watermelon in pots, I found lots of literature on watermelon walls. Go to this video for a demo:
This way, we can still grow our watermelons in the ground, where nourishment and water is plentiful (watermelon is a heavy feeder and must not dry out), and not gobble up precious ground space. Growing vertical is a popular food production method. This watermelon wall will not only keep delicate vines off the ground, but strategically placed, will give us some privacy while working in the vegetable garden.