With the warmer weather I thought it a good idea to deal with some of the weeds before they start growing. I had brought my small hoe to use between my onion sets and garlic. The soil was quite damp but hopefully the next few days will be dry enough to kill off the seedling weeds I 'unearthed'.
When I had finished I realised it was a good idea to hoe the asparagus bed before the shoots start to emerge and only hand weeding is possible.
I then realised that it also might be worth covering the soil to warm it up where I plan to plant my first early potatoes. I had a roll of landscape fabric but had to pull up a few brassica plants to clear the space. One small cauliflower had already begun to go mouldy and the Romanesco plants all were struggling as this is not the normal time of year for them to crop.
That done I fetched my large (6 inch) hoe and hoed off the last of weeds growing round the base of the bushes. There were so many weeds I had to rake them off afterwards and put them in the compost.