After being inundated with lettuce, an awful lot of which went to seed, I fed it to the compost bin. Not a waste really as it will help to give us some nice compost for next year.
The mange tout peas died a death in the heatwave and went horrible, so they, along with all the broad bean plants were pulled out of raised bed 4. I decided to remove just under half of the bone dry soil/compost - didn't have any more buckets to take the rest.
I left it to settle overnight, patted it down lightly and sowed one line of a type of lettuce called Moroccan Cress. Every 4 or 5 days I am going to sow another line of different lettuce until the bed is done. That way, I hope to keep in lettuce for many weeks without being overwhelmed. It was then covered with fleece to stop the birds looking for worms.
Raised bed 2 also had some dying growth removed and one row of Boltardy Beetroot was sown. I'm hoping to sow every few days to fill the bed back up. I know beetroot takes a long time but the packet does say sow until July.
Bed 3 also had some dead growth removed and I plan to rake it finely and sow some carrots. Might well be getting late but I'm going to risk it anyway.
I think I must look out for some more hardy lettuce type things or stir fry greens to sow for later in the year.