The arrival of my young grandson for a short holiday means I have some help around the house and plot. Several years ago, as an older teenager, he helped me change plots, carrying most of the materials across from the old plot. He seems to really enjoy working at a task and works me into the ground!
He set about digging out my compost bin and transferring it over to the next bin. Meanwhile I dug over a strip behind the greenhouse and planted some Jerusalem artichoke tubers. Most were a donation from another plotholder but 3 were from a packet bought from Stewarts at £1 per tuber. Since eating the tubers gives me, and most people, excessive wind, I will not be harvesting them. The six foot high top growth should shade the sun from the end of the greenhouse during the summer, dying down in the autumn.