Trellis laid on an angle for climbing plants. This trellis is a good solution for heavier climbers such as squash and watermelon because of its thickness and strength of the wood panel. Once the vines start climbing the trellis, they provide shade for lettuces underneath.
Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..."
Melons grow well in containers. Plant one to two plants in a big pot (at least 5 gallons) and let the vines sprawl over the edges, supporting the fruit if necessary. And don't let up on water and fertilizer.