Surprisingly, although my young cantaloupes disappeared, the other vegetables I put out in the back bed are doing okay, even though they get less attention and not once have I gone there to handpick bugs.
They're in a barren strip between lawn and fence- but on a pile of compost and looking good so far.
Watermelon, pretty close to the spot that had cantaloupes, but untouched by whatever killed those.
Zucchini keeps flopping one way, then another. I think it doesn't get enough sun. Bug holes, too. I should check this one over soon.