My cantelopes all died because I did not support the vines properly. I am not terribly handy, but if someone could send me a picture or describe a sample of a low/no cost method - other than leaving them on the ground - I would be most grateful. It would have to also be space conscious. I know that melons really like to spread out, but I have to find something that will allow the vines to go back and forth to save space. I trained cucumbers to go along the roof of my garage - that was cool. But melons, alas, are too heavy for this method.