Is it safe to plant melon (egusi) at the month of May

Is it safe to plant melon (egusi) in the month of May @ the south south region? I intend going melon production. Gurus your advise is needed. Your experience is appreciated. Many local farmers people has Adviced me but I’m not convinced cos they are not giving me proof they still believe in their old type of farming.

We are in the best time (May) to plant melon as well maize in the same farm land, while mixing the two together during planting, both will take 3/4 months for harvesting.