Having got back from Yorkshire after a family funeral, I had lots to do at home ready for the arrival on Thursday of my son and his family from America, so I did not get down to the plot with my over-grown runner bean plants until about 3 o'clock. As I went on to the plot it started to rain and soon it was soaking me as I had no waterproof clothing with me so I gave up and set off straight home. As I got to the gate it eased and almost stopped so I returned to the plot.
As I harvested the strawberries it came on to rain again so I decided just to harvest enough for dinner. However, it was clear blight had got to my early potatoes (Foremost) so I cut all the haulms off at ground level and stuffed them in a plastic bag ready for the tip and dug up one plant for dinner. It produced a good crop though I still managed to spear one large potato and split it in half!
I then pulled a cabbage. Although large it is not very dense but as fresh cabbage it is still good.
By then I was soaked and scurried home vowing to return tomorrow if at all possible. The runner bean plants are still in the back of my car!