New Front Yard Melon or Squash Garden Bed


Today I set up the new bed for Melons or Squash in front of the keyhole garden. I may build an A frame trellis for the vines to climb, or I may let them ramble all around the yard. If I let them ramble, they may set roots at the leaf nodes along the vine, which may lead to a better harvest. My grass is basically non-existent in this area anyway, so I don’t really care if they take over, as long as I can keep a clear path around the keyhole garden. I’ll probably only fit about 2 or 3 plants in this space. I wonder if I can plant different varieties of squash and melon here – will they cross pollinate?! That would be weird.