Having planted my row of King Edwards, a row of Spinach Beet was in the way of the next row. I dug up the whole row and collected the plants together. I then trimmed off the leaves and extracted the best to take home, leaving the rest in the compost bin. The roots, however, I had to chop up with the spade before adding to the bin.
Having cleared the Spinach Beet, I dug over the area with my fancy Backsaver spade in record time having cut a line in the soil with my normal spade to make sure the neighbouring row of leeks were not dug up - yet. They need to lifted as soon as possible for the next row of potatoes so I will have to heel them in somewhere else as I cannot eat that many immediately.
The arrival of the rain cut short my visit but the wind would have made sowing my root crops very difficult anyway so the carrots and turnips etc. will have to wait until my next visit.