I was pruning my garden. Accidently I cleanly cutoff a the main vine of my watermelon plant. At the end of that vine there was a small melon (2/3 of a basketball). I immediately slice a longitudinal section (20cm) of two severed ends of that vine and connected them, wrap them tightly with tape so that air/water can not get in. And then finally wrap them with wire (so that vines can stay connected all the way through) and Put that section of vine in shade. (Please, see the attached illustration). It's been raining since and hopefully will be raining for two more days. I prune some of leaves of that vine in order to reduce evaporation of water. And that vine is not so long (Maximum 2.5 meter long). My questions is, With all that I have done and the current weather condition,
- What are the chances that vine with the fruit itself survive?
- What else I could have done batter?