Digging in wet ground

Now that the old shed has been demolished, I’m digging over the ground where it once stood.  But the conditions are not good for digging: the ground is saturated from the accumulations of rain we’ve had through this summer and autumn (I notice it walking the dog in the park in the mornings – the ground feels so sodden that it couldn’t hold another drop of moisture).

Digging on the plot this last week, there were places where the water table was at less than a spade’s depth.  I’m turning over the area where the last two deep beds are going – one of them to be dedicated to a bed of asparagus.

Beyond the raspberries, we have plans for an area of fruit – adding a gooseberry bush and a redcurrant to the blueberries, rhubarb and wild strawberries already there.

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