DH and I went to the plot very early this morning with the rotovator and the strimmer. We made such a row for about half an hour! I rotovated all that I'd recently dug, then raked it into long heaps for the courgettes.
After bringing the machines home, having my elevenses and sorting out his lunch requirements I returned to the plot with my courgette plants. Each one is now planted with two good shovels full of manure. Hopefully they'll get away now.
There were 13 plants altogether....possibly a bit OTT, but last year we didn't get enough from my 6 plants here in the back garden. I expect the ones on the plot will do much better though. I do hope so. We love them. I will probably have enough to be able to leave some regularly on the surplus seat for others to enjoy.
After all that I set to to dig the bit that was covered by the manure heap until this morning (DH kindly moved it for me!) I've done about 2 sq yds.....yield 2 tubtrugs full of white roots . The soil is beautiful and knocked into a fine tilth with just the fork, so I don't think I'll need to rotovate this bit before planting out my squashes and cabbages.
Although nothing needed watering I gave everything a foliar (?) feed with the hose attachment.
I feel at last as though I have caught up with the season as all that could be in is, except for the cabbages. Which are perfectly happy in the bigger pots that I put them in.
The raspberries....Autumn Bliss.....have little raspberries on already!