The Garden Transformation, Has Started.

Well what a finish to the day, raining when I started digging and sun when I finished.

For all that noticed I was posting on twitter today whilst out in the garden.

Before I started digging, I went to borrow some tools of my grandfather, the Wellington Boots he gave to me, they  took ages to clean out the little crawlers from inside though.

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Here is the patch when I started –


And the end result –

Tilly in the trench.

All Tilly done was run through the mud, being a nuisance and generally getting in the way. But she is my little mascot.

Here is the bucket of worms I collected, as to save them from getting injured during the dig, I also have a suspicion that a previous owner has at some point demolished a shed and put it under the garden, as I found a lot of rubble, lots of broken glass and even some roof covers. I couldn’t really get the roof cover out though.

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What I have gathered from todays dig, is that the ground is really sandy, so will incorporate manure into the ground and plant some green manure as soon as possible.

Once I dig out the next section and incorporated manure into the earth, I will be putting a raised bed around it and filling it in. My aim is to get it all ready for next year, since I was late starting this year. That doesn’t mean I won’t carry on growing though.

And while digging I found this –


Any help on what it is would be much appreciated.


10 thoughts on “The Garden Transformation, Has Started.

    1. mrmuddyg Post author

      Thanks, I will look into old fish jars now. I really want to know what it is, feels like treasure becasue I dug it up and I had to save the worms, they were in the garden digging before me.

  1. mary

    I want to learn how to “grow” worms for my garden. Looks like you got a lot of work done! Must have been because of your little helper.

      1. Early retired and happy person

        If you get your garden soil nicely turned over and add some manure, compost or whatever to make it worm friendly, they’ll come to you. Some years ago a TV gardening programme compared soil that had been over-worked with pesticides and chemicals added, to soil that was treated ‘naturally’. The first had practically no worms, the natural soil had loads. No one ‘put’ worms there – they found it. Same with my compost heaps: loads of worms in there that just found their way in. Love nature and she will look after you.

      2. mrmuddyg Post author

        My plan after sieving through the soil getting rid of debris is to add manure and compost, since I also need to fill the raised bed too.

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