After two months of drought the rain finally came on Friday evening, to our great relief. We'd sown beetroot, chard, carrots, salads and turnips, as well as planting out pumpkins, courgettes, leeks, and dwarf French beans in the hope that it would, having already delayed for longer than we'd like.... We've never known a dry spell like it in eight years of community farming.
Planting pumpkins out a month late.
Planting leeks at the right time but in the wrong conditions.
Stormclouds gathering over the farm on Saturday morning.
Rain hitting our propagation area on Saturday afternoon.