'Might lift up the turf', I said yesterday.
Using two tent-pegs and some string, I measured out a 4m x 4m patch as the first phase of my veg patch. Having made an incision with a spade all the way round the edge, I commenced taking up the grass.
I did one edge, one spade's width, and gave up. The soil is so clayey that you could probably make pots from it. And the grass is really long, and the ground really wet.
Think I'll try again in a couple of weeks.