Working wet ground for planting is not good because the soil can easily turn into large, unbreakable clumps. Placing these clumps back into the hole around the roots can cause air pockets and hurt the plant's growth.
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Jack Burton started writing professionally in 1980. He has written for "Word from Jerusalem," "ICEJ Daily News" and Tagalong Garden News. Burton managed radio stations, TV studios and newspapers, and was the chief fundraiser for Taltree Arboretum. He has a Bachelor of Science in broadcasting from John Brown University, and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1999.