Today, in response to the Blight warnings, I cut all the tops, or haulms, off my potatoes and bagged them up ready to take to the tip. I also bagged up the plastic waste I had collected in a wire basket at my gate to take to the tip at the same time.
With supporting rain starting I retired to my shed and started clearing it out. The smell was overpowering from the rats and I suddenly remembered I should be wearing gloves for this job. The good material I transfer to the greenhouse but there is much rubbish. It takes quite a while to bag up netting though much of it was torn so was added to the plastic going to the tip.
I got half way into the shed when I had had enough and as soon as the rain eased I stopped and started picking raspberries and both French and runner beans.
I also harvested the last of the current cauliflowers that appeared, a bit to my surprise, and matured nicely over the last few days.