Having found my store of 'in-date' green manure seeds, my first job was to over-sow the old squash patch. Using Tuckers seed, a whole packet of Italian Ryegrass followed by half a packet of Vetches was just right for my 4m. by 3m. Patch. The forecast rain should help it to get going before the winter.
I then got distracted dealing with various rat runs that I discovered. I saw a couple of rats, one by my compost bin and one at the far end of my plot but I heard two or three more. I spent a while sorting out traps and bait boxes and weeded more of my strawberries while checking for rat holes. Hopefully I can discourage them as it is impossible to get rid of them totally.
Finally I got round to planting my brassicas. I planted a mixed row of cabbage and kale and a row of curly kale. I could just cover both with plastic hoops and netting though the curly kale will outgrow the tunnel sometime.
Note that each plant has had a good dose of lime in the planting process.