Melons, Poop, and the Cows That Make It
I've got what I believe to be a surefire spot for my new melon patch... but I'd like to get a few opinions to be on the safe side. My neighbor keeps 10 or so cows in the field next to my property, and I'm eyeing a sunny spot along the fence near their water trough for my melons and squash. The cows all congregate to drink and poop right there at the trough... been in the same spot for years. Seems like a home run, right? Any issues with the location? Too much poop? Would it still be a good idea to fertilize in the actual planting area? And, odd as it may seem... are the cows any kind of pest in this case? Would a cow show any interest in melons as a food source if I trellis them on the fence? Thanks for sharing your thoughts!