I popped up to the plot to see how things are. The purple sprouting broccoli is looking strong and has out grown the frame around it. I extended the frame a bit with canes to allow the netting cover to not touch the plants. No sign of the spears yet.
I dug over a bit of a ground to see how wet it was. It is too early I think, so I'll wait a bit longer. The forecast is warmer and dry so in a few days I'll try again.
It seems that other people's sheds have been broken into and the police were informed.