I planted some Dakota Desert Squash, cukes, melons and pumpkins all within a 10 x 10 ft area. The squash plant is HUGE, I have to jump in and wade the squash to find the hidden cukes. I have missed some, darn, do these cukes get big! And, they sure have a bitter taste to them. Next year my garden is going to grow in size considerably so I can space plants better. The squash have overran about everything, peppers, corn, beets and taters. I did plant some mellons, but I've yet to find any. I have slowly been trimming back on the vines. Too much... LOL I'm learning so I'm not complaining. I'm a slow learner, but I don't think I will forget this one for a while.