Well, my garden is doing well and I have prolific cantalope growing.
noticed that the cantalope vines come out of the hill, and spread all
for 10 feet or so, never penetrating the ground. So it is obvious that
the nutrients and water are coming thru the hill they are planted
So, here is an idea I might try next year....
I plan to make a raised "hill" of, maybe, 1 foot on a side and 6
bounded by landscape timbers or a metal ring...
I figure I can just water the hill , and keep it weed free, and let
of the garden go to hell with grass and weeds. Since the cantalope
ONLY from the hill, and the vines just rest on the surrounding terrain,
doesn't matter what happens to anything but the hill.....
So, does anyone have a clue as to whether this idea will work ? Or
am I overlooking some basic fact of gardening that would require me to
keep the surroundings weed free for the spread of the vines ?
Thanks for any discussion on this matter......
.. Oh..... and would the same apply to cucumbers and watermellons. ?
Andy in Eureka , Texas