Notice the honey bee in the bloom in the above photo. She's just one of the hundreds of honey bees that I have to contend with each time I go out to the garden. Tough problem to have!!!(wink wink) This is why we currently have around 30 melons growing all over the place.
I always read that it's good to put terra cotta tiles under the melons. The warmth helps them to grow faster and it protects the bottom side from getting too rotted, etc. I happened to have a broken pot and I've been using the pieces for this instead of buying something new. Hence the pretty blue broken pottery pieces you see sticking out.