Well, the watermelon plant that showed a second wind was certainly willing, but it couldn’t triumph over the combination of wet weather and mischievous critters.
After the lovely phenomenal growth spurt, the fruit slowed down – probably because the plant didn’t have enough leaves and strength to fully develop the fruit. All I know is, one evening I noticed a yellowish spot on the fruit, that developed a brown spot and some softness in the skin just two days later. Two rainy days after that, I went to check the fruit and found this:
Oh well. There will be more plants and I should be a bit wiser to help them along when they grow.