Just thought you might like to see how much weed I have allowed to grow! I needed to pull the tallest weeds by hand (mainly nettles) and then hoe the rest down before raking the debris out and transferring it to the compost bin. Hard work!
On Sunday I removed the netting from the row of peas that have finished and also from the strawberries. With little wind I was able to fold it up neatly and bag it into the 'disappearing' supermarket plastic bags, marking each with the size of the piece. That makes it easier next year choosing which piece to use where.
I then dug out the half of the strawberries growing on 'virgin' soil, giving some to a neighbour and leaving some for any takers outside the Trading Hut. There's nothing wrong with the plants as they gave me a crop but I want to enrich the soil they were in. At the same time I shall buy in some new plants to extend my picking season.
Having dug the plants out and dug out the bindweed that was invading the plot, I dug out a wide trench and dumped in a barrow-full of my best compost before covering it over. A couple more trenches and the whole patch will be done and the strawberries will have plenty of humus under them to help give a good crop.
I took home the first two leeks and a small butternut squash that had started to split, nice vegetables to help me through my two low calorie days this week!