Thanks mrs G. It's actually been a tough year in the garden. Bunnies (like your profile pic!!) ate all the carrots, beans, and sweet potato plants. Squash vine borers wiped out nearly all of the summer and winter squash, though that pumpkin plant rebounded after we cut numerous borers out with a razor blade. Fireblight took out about 20% of the apple trees. Aphids were rampant, and some kind of bug ate all the leaves on the one pole bean the bunnies didn't munch. Plus lack of water has really made things challenging; watering with a hose doesn't work that well in the time I have for doing it.
One great thing about watermelon is that it doesn't seem to suffer from SVB. Is that true in general, or just for our puny vines?
That is my son's little plot, and he chose some Crazytunias from the nursery to plant with his veggies. He had peas early spring, with carrots (which got bunny munched). Now watermellon. He is annoyed at how his older sister's pumpkin plant is encroaching on his area
Yep, that is salt marsh hay. There is a garden store on my way home from work which carries it, so I end up using about 4 bales a year. It is nice stuff.