Garden-Variety Work

Heather Rousseau/The Herald
Ray Major turned the soil for the garden Wednesday afternoon at his Ferdinand home. Major plans to plant peas and potatoes this spring and likes to use a pitchfork to loosen the soil, “Turning it by hand is how I get some exercise.”
Major mixed eggshells into soil Wednesday at his Ferdinand home. The area of his yard had been a compost pile. “Eggshells have a lot of lime and phosphorus and it’s good for the soil,” he said.
Major turned the soil for his garden on Wednesday afternoon. Major plans to plant peas and potatoes this spring and and says he likes to use a pitch fork to loosen the soil, "Turning it by hand is how I get some exercise."

 




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