Mid-May marked the second month of working in my home office as a result of COVID-19. This has the advantage that I have more time, because I don’t have to commute to work each day. I can also spend my lunch breaks in the garden.
Most years I am very ambitious with my gardening activities, this year I brought this to a new level. I had a few days off from work so decided to turn an unused portion of the garden into garden beds.
After clearing the grass away and digging up a large pile of roots and stones, I ended up with 5 new growing beds. In one bed I planted a row of watermelon and cantaloupe melons. In another row I planted Muscat (nutmeg) pumpkins. As both of these need a lot of room to grow, I planted buckwheat in every other row as a cover crop.
As the melons and pumpkins grow, I can dig in the buckwheat and make the space available for their expansion.