Doak, don't worry, sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. I had to do the same thing with my honeysuckle last fall. It had grown so big and heavy it was pulling the entire fence down, what a bummer. But it is growing back. It probably won't flower this year, but next year, a new lease on life!!! Hee, hee.
Wow, tell about the moon and stars watermelon, that sounds intriguing, hee, hee. You got some good food going on over there, wish our stuff would come sooner.
I am not even beginning to think yet of planting in my veggie gardens the regular stuff, maybe in another 10 days or so. Our weather has just warmed and I have always found that there is no point in sowing seed until at least after Mother's Day, my rule of thumb
Things are so far behind here this year, I am not kidding. The asparagus is my prime crop for telling me the secrets. It still doesn't have the shoots up high enough for a picking. When I operated that small nursery for so many years, I would open around the 25 of April. Around the 1st of May I recall clearly my customers drooling over the enormous and fat asparagus that I was picking all the time. It is about 3 weeks behind, at least. Oh well, maybe we are going to have a beautiful summer.....have the most beautiful, wonderful day, Cindi