Today, after a few days of dry weather I am finally able to do some more weeding in the raised beds of the vegetable plot. The beds with the better soil are a pleasure to weed but those with the poorer soil are still very wet and the soils sticks to everything from hand trowel to gloves. I prefer hand weeding to deep digging. Firstly it is easier on the back! And secondly it disturbs less of the soil organisms which is one of the principles of the ‘No Dig’ method of gardening. Any worms I do dig up are greedily eaten by our two ducks! They get to spend the winter in the vegetable plot. While they may consume a good few worms they also do the service of ridding the garden of many of its slugs and snails.