Two varieties of watermelon were planted this season, Malali and Sugar Baby. I have absolutely no idea what I have growing in the watermelon patch except for a nagging aphid problem.Pests have descended upon the watermelon patch. Each morning, I spray the foliage with a powerful stream of water to knock off the aphids. All day long the lady bugs feast. Aphids can annihilate a crop so persistence is key. They pierce through and suck out the sap. Buggers. Aphids aren’t the only pest grazing on the watermelon vines.I really don’t know what the grasshoppers purpose on this planet but to make my “squashing” skills more keen.