Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:46
I wonder if it's fine once they're established and perhaps a bit deeper than they want to dig down, whereas nice, new plantings will be near the surface and slightly less 'firm' until they get their roots in properly....
I suppose those planted in the green would mean they would be firmer in the ground too, and also going in (usually) at a time of year when there's plenty of other food around.
Just my thoughts on it.
Maybe we should do a Beechgrove style trial