Back in late May, while shopping at the nursery with my youngest granddaughter, she spotted a watermelon plant and instantly wanted to get it. The girl loves watermelon. So, the urban farmer that I am, bought the plant thinking I had just the spot for it. Clearly my agricultural knowledge is limited. I had no idea how much space a watermelon plant takes! This plant has taken over the space behind our pool. Each morning I have to remove it from the patio areas as it seems to grow a foot or two each night! It's growing up other plants, the bench, anything it can attach to! I think if I stood still for 5 minutes it would start growing up me! It's like a science fiction movie! So far, all we have gotten from the plant are two small in-process watermelons. We see signs that more are forming so we may get more. My granddaughter thinks it's hilarious, she loves to go looking for a new watermelon (they are hard to find, they blend in with the vines so well!) So, all is good, it's been a fun gardening experience for us! Next summer I think we will stick to buying our watermelons, however, we don't have enough space for this type of gardening!