Out of another I get a lovely view of the bay and a little private wharf belonging to the estate. There is a beautiful shaded lane that runs down there from the house. I always fancy I see people walking in these numerous paths and arbors, but John has cautioned me not to give way to fancy in the least. He says that with my imaginative power and habit of story-making, a nervous weakness like mine is sure to lead to all manner of excited fancies, and that I ought to use my will and good sense to check the tendency. So I try.
Step #1: Soil Sampling — Once the crop comes off the ground, attention shifts to fertility for 2018. Helena Chemical sales representative Tim Stanislawski says soil sampling should be the first step. “It’s going to be an efficient way to make sure you see what’s in your soil," says Stanislawski. "There are some spots where it is dry this year. We’re seeing our levels may be higher than we think, because it wasn’t available at the time or just seeing how much we did use because we got rain. A good start is a soil sample.” With variable weather conditions, Stanislawski recommends products that will enhance nutrient uptake. “With lower prices, we still need bushels to help pay bills.”