Sunday is my normal day to visit the site, have a coffee and cake while meeting up with friends and colleagues - and perhaps doing some work on the plot!
Being busy looking after my wife following her operation, I had not been down to the plot since Monday but planned to dig out another row of potatoes. However stopping off at the Trading Hut to catch up with developments took longer than I expected and when I got to the plot it was already late and I had forgotten to collect the notice for next week's Working Party. So I walked back to the Trading Hut and then started to enjoy my coffee, Welsh cake and sausage roll while exchanging news with some of my friends. Surprisingly the Cabin was not very busy though Kay, our lettings manager, was and I introduced her to another new applicant who had come look round.
By the time I got back to the plot there wasn't time to dig out the spuds as there were lots of raspberries and blackberries needing collecting. Even then I was interrupted to talk to another tenant about the NAS website and how to prepare for winter but I collected about 2 kilos of blackberries and a pioneer of raspberries. I swapped with a neighbour one punnet of blackberries for a huge perfectly clean carrot (no carrot root fly damage!)
I also cut my single marrow, worried that the recent rain might cause it to split. However, the courgette plants all have a few tiny courgettes forming which may, with next week's forecast warm weather, get a tad bigger.
Finally I uprooted a couple of the fatter fennel to take home to eat. The thinner ones I will pull up later to turn into the soup my wife has concocted from the last picking - which was delicious.
A quick check of the dwarf French beans showed that they might just give a crop next week despite the damage from the recent cold nights if, as promised, it returns to summer weather. Checking also revealed a cache of pea pods neatly nibbled open by a mouse! It looks as though I won't get much of a harvest from my last sowing!
I must try to get down on the plot a bit more this week!