What to do with that extra Bank Holiday day? Given the state of the plot there was no question: Weeding. I started at on end and just got on with it. Of course it rained incessantly. After three hours I had progressed 6 metres along the bed through raspberries, strawberries, runner beans, jerusalem artichoke and french beans I have now discovered that my average weeding rate is 10 minutes per square metre or 6 square metres per hour. Given the overall plot size is 180 square metres, if it was all planted, it would take me 30 hours to hand weed the whole plot! Crikey! Thank goodness for potatoes!