The second attempt at courgettes seems to have been a fail, so I have sown some more in perhaps the vain hope of the third round germinating. On the other hand, I’m ever so pleased that the runner beans are finally showing through the ground!
It’s not so great that brambles are still present in that patch of ground but I’ll keep cutting them down until all the crops I want have finished. Then I’ll have the underlying roots out.
Last but not least, the Jerusalem artichokes are growing in this area, too. All being well, they won’t interfere with the Three Sisters but there’s nothing I can do about them right now. At least it’s a crop I want.