We have quite the melon patch this year. We have watered them throughout the drought atleast once a week.
And we amended each planting hill with none other than rabbit poop. Very little smell, doesn't burn or require composting and a great little boost of nitrogen for growing seedlings. And no weed seeds! We are finding now that we have goats that goat poop is great also.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter