If you look very carefully, it looks as if the spinach is flowering. Oh no it’s not – that’s the dreaded horse tail weed appearing. It possibly came in with some compost we have been using to improve the beds. And no it’s not mares tail – that’s the cousin that grows in wet places, bogs, by water and ponds. It may have been wet at the Go Local Fields, but it hasn’t been that wet. That’s a weed best not to compost as the seeds will multiply in our compost heap and we shall then have a bigger problem.