(In gardening) digging in which only the topsoil is turned over, to the depth of one spit.
- Another important factor to be considered is that any single digging project can have multiple stages.
- The principles are much the same as for single digging, but the trench cut is twice as deep and wide.
- In most cases, only single digging is needed, but it's a useful way of cultivating soil in new gardens and where deep top-soil is required.
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