Frustrated with clogged bean poles
This year, for my pole beans, I was trying to stabilize my galvanized conduit bean poles, by setting them over a concrete reinforcing wire post. I haven't used these poles in about 20 years. Well, I used to just stick them in the ground and they are filled with rock-hard soil. I've tried everything to get the hard soil out, and I can only go so far. There's no sense in threading them over the CRW posts, if I can only got 7". Grrrrrrr.......
Should I give up, or do some of you know some sort of trick to clean these out?
Of course I'm shooting a stream of water in there to try to soften it up. I've used a drill bit, screwdriver, and other assorted stuff, but I can't get up far enough. Any suggestions? I've wasted way too much time on this! Maybe I should just go to plan B....which is just pushing them in the ground again.??