Posted: 04/11/2015 at 14:16
Double digging was what we did in Autumn from being old enough to hold a spade, as with any exercise you have to work at it until the time you can put your brain out of gear and it becomes easy. My Father always said let the spade do the work which means having the correct spade in the first place. They need to be measured to you, hight width weight we are not all built the same, my spade is fifty years old after trying one or two. Letting the spade do the work means chop left, chop right, chop behind (mind your feet), then lever the sod free first then lift and throw breaking up each sod after throwing, you get into a rhythm imagine Strictly gardening. No it is not easy what activity ever is but very satisfying once you are in the right tempo thinking of the lovely rich patch you will have to sow your next summer produce. Good luck.