Vertical growing allows almost any gardener to find a space for melons. There are many advantages of going vertical with your melon vines. the garden can be trellised to take up no more than a 3 foot wide "footprint" of garden space.
Poke a hole in bottom for drainage, fill with soil, add seeds, then some water. Once seeds have taken off, transplant whole thing into the ground. The peel will compost to nourish the plants as they grow.