I then took a little time to dig the trench along the fence on the old pumpkin/cucumber patch ready to dig it next time I come down. I left the soil in the wheel barrow ready to move to the other end of the plot to fill in the last spit. Despite me treating the thistles and bindweed with Roundup there were still quite a few live roots so I was careful to pick them out and will leave them soaking in water for a few weeks to kill them.
Then I picked a parsnip that was a beauty, long smooth and tapering. A couple of reasonable of leeks were ready to pull. There were also lots of turnips needing thinning out that were big enough to eat so we'll have a good supply over Christmas