Someone mentioned this to me but I got distracted and didn’t think about it till now.
But with the addition of shovelling dirt mounds, if players could create mounds, place items and pat them down to create them themselves.
Use a pick or shovel to dig up some earth, place item in the mound, pat the mound down with the back of a shovel to start embedding it in.
The more I write this, the more this sounds like planting seeds.
When’s farming, ffs?!!