I use the hoe to cut the weeds off then raked up the top growth to put it into the compost bin. Without disturbing the soil I have a lovely clear patch ready for the mulch and a barrow full of compost material.
A friend had left 6 bags of neat horse manure (Thank you) outside the plot so I moved it inside ready to spread, probably on my courgette strip. I need to give them a boost this year as last year's crop was very poor!
I took home a couple of parsnips (one only carrot size!), 3 thin leeks, a celeriac and my last Kohl rabi which has started to regrow. I also picked most of the Brussel sprouts on the one plant giving a crop. The other four plants either have blown sprouts or nothing at all. I will have to check back what happened to the young plants last year to make sure it doesn't happen again. At least I got one meal's worth and there may be a few more to come.
Having phoned home, I was late as, while talking to a neighbour, another tenant arrived needing help with getting his car out of the mud. With a little help from me, my young neighbour managed to lift the stuck wheel out of the rut it had made and we got the car back on track. Home for a late lunch!