I know I’m almost 2 months late in saying this, but somehow I missed your above photos of your watermelons. Just wanted to say how nice they looked. As I told you quite a while back, almost every time I have a melon that has a point on it like one if yours did, it ends up rotting at that point and spreading to the rest of the melon. Boy, did you prove me wrong when I said I was afraid yours might do the same thing. It looks awesome!
As I recall this is your first time growing watermelons, is that right? If so, I hope lots of people take note. As Ray and I both say, watermelons are actually (usually) pretty easy to grow (if you don’t have freaking COYOTES!!!). Even with my awful experience this year with the coyotes, I still maintain that watermelons can be one of the most fun fruits to grow because you get so much yield for very little input and it doesn’t take nearly the expertise that tree fruits do (at least IMHO). I also think you grew one of the best melons there are out there.
Anyway, just wanted to offer a belated congratulations. I suspect you’ll be growing more next year?