We've tried to grow watermelon more than once since we've live here. Usually they either dry up or get ate by animals before we get them, or both. This year we didn't even plant a garden, but I did till the garden spot to smooth it out from last year. I guess there were some un-germinated seeds brought up because a watermelon plant started growing pretty fast. Well, there it is, the only successful watermelon to come from our garden, and we didn't even plant the damn thing.