After another wait for rain, I was able to plant the remaining two cucurbits this afternoon. It still wasn’t great for digging a hole deep enough but at least I didn’t wish I had a pneumatic drill.
I had, however, actually expected to encounter wood on the way down. But no, there was none!
Last year, when I dug into the soil above the first hugel bed, I’d been surprised to see there was only wood left and I had therefore thought there would be wood left in the second, which is where I was digging today. So, I can’t believe I couldn’t see any.
Of course, I may have misjudged the exact location. Either way, I will continue to monitor…. and in the meantime, keep my fingers crossed for crops.