At the plot my neighbour John helped me offload the heavy leaf bags and I trod them down just a bit as I am not sure whether leaves need to have plenty of air in the mix to rot. I do know they need to be wet but nature will take care of that. Being a mixture of oak and beech leaves they will take about two years to rot down anyway.
The grass cuttings covered over the rather smelly kitchen waste and I added a few leaves from the leaf bin to balance the mix.
I dug up a parsnip that I thought would be too small as there were just 2 or 3 leaves poking out of the soil only to find broad shoulders nearly 4" across. However, under the surface it was not a traditional shape. It had split into several roots but they were thick enough to use so we will eat it. I also picked a couple of leeks that were big enough to eat.