A second netting tunnel was required to cover more purple sprouting to keep off the predators (pigeons, rabbits, others as spotted) but the question was – what netting? Most of it was in use already.
Hah – said Ian the grower. We’ll use the old strawberry nets. That turned out to be a bad idea as when the nets were laid out there were so many holes that it was a darning job. Have you ever seen fishermen mending their nets? Pretty much the same principle here except that Ian had learned his trade on hay nets using fishermen’s knots and bailer twine in a previous job.
Anyway – mending was duly done, boards collected to go around the bottom of the nets and a massive planting session ensued. The rain had made the soil more like soil and less like concrete so it was a good day for planting.