My Bride took this foto after we had harvested all the remaining leeks in the veggie plots. I'll tell you one thing though, it is a real bonus having city water on our allotment. There are water points along the paths, but to have one right in your garden is so convenient even though we mostly use the water from our three rain barrels. You can see the weeds happily lolling about between the paving tiles and on the side of the path. They are making the most of the neglect that has worked in their favour first the heat wave, then during the rain wave. These weeds are lucky now with the sopping-wet soil and frequent rains; but that is all going to change according to our weather stations. We will begin by cleaning up the perks and putting them to bed for the winter, but then it will be time to pull, cut, strim and dig out the interlopers. We lifted twenty-three leek plants I believe and here is where they came from. Note the broccoli on the left and the parsnips on the right side of the bare patch. There were two rows of leeks in that small patch. You can't help but notice the wetness of the soil and path tiles, right? Well it was raining off and on during the time we were there. It finally became to cool and heavy, so we packed it in and headed for the harbour. When we made it home, of course it was first a cuppa and bikkies after drying off. Our work day was not over though...oh no, we would not rest on the laurels of our accomplishments--we had to process the haul. The sooner after lifting, the better they will be when frozen-in. Here is the bag full of the leeks: The area as we work our way through the harvest: It's in the bags and then in the freezer: There were sixteen bags of the cut leeks. Well, this is not bad; however, we still have some broccoli and parsnips that will need to be harvested and processed. Where we will put them is anyone's guess. The drawers below this in-freezing space, are already full of veg. Dear, oh dear.