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.
Here is the patch when I started –
And the end result –
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.
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.