wet garlic and lettuces from the fen

About 10,000 years ago much of Lincolnshire was covered in ice. As temperatures rose, the ice began to melt, flooding vast areas of the county and creating expansive lakes. As vegetation in and around the flooded areas died, it accumulated in deep layers at the base of the lakes. Attempts to drain the fens to reclaim the rich fertile soils for agriculture stretch back to the 14th century. It wasn