I purchased a musk melon seedling at a local garden centre and planted it into the circular bed around June 1. We had some very cool weather, so I protected it with a plastic cloche in the same way I protected my zucchini.
In late August, the melon had sprawled all over and I located 5 melons. Unfortunately, I had to bring them inside as we had a forecast of frost and some snow on September 7. This past week, the melons finally looked and smelled ripe enough to try – although not overly sweet, they were a nice home-grown melon treat.