Sometime before Christmas (don't ask me when) I planted some summer vegetables (tomatoes, basil etc). William chose a single dwarf watermelon plant in a pot. I wasn't optimistic - the vegetable garden at the moment is 6 inches deep (but very long) and elevated - not really suitable for a sprawling, untidy fruit like a melon.
Months later and the tomatoes have been a bit of a failure - lack of water has been a problem, as have bugs and a tomatophilic dog. The parsley was eaten before it took off but at least the basil was fabulous.
The watermelon, on the other hand, has at least six fruit and they all look fabulous. This is the second one we've cut and the first one to be sweet and edible. It was beautiful, and after the hassle with tomatoes (as much as I love them), growing melons seems to be a doddle. Next year, more melons!