Could I grow Giant watermelons vertically?
I want to grow the 200lb Carolina Cross variety watermelon but I read that they need a 12' diameter circle around the plant but all I can give it is a 4'x16' rectangular box. Im thinking to keep the vines short on the sides (possibly allowing the vine to grow vertically on a trellis) and have the vines grow 16' long. Is it a good idea to do this? Of course I wont allow the fruit to be on the trellis I'll have it on the ground protected from the soil. The vertical vines could possibly act as shade for the watermelon fruit.