I escaped from the office at four today, walked home, picked up the car, spent an hour in traffic driving to the allotment...to this:
After 15 minutes sitting in the car it seemed to go off, so I made a run for it...and got lashed on. Some pretty big hailstones too, they hurt! The beds were full of them when it finally stopped:
Once the shower had passed over, it turned into quite a nice evening. I potted on some chilli plants, watered and generally tidied up a bit. Things are really moving on in the polytunnel now; radish seeds I sowed exactly a week ago are up already:
I stayed an hour and went home with a nice little harvest; the first rhubarb, first asparagus, a bunch of rocket flowers for the table, a bag of lettuce and one of spinach. The asparagus and spinach were added to pesto when I got home, and the rhubarb made a delicious desert with some natural yoghurt.