Pamela Hargest, horticulture experienced for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Sun Journal about vegetable gardening for beginners. Hargest stated that soil tests are extremely vital in Maine. “Our indigenous soils are not by natural means adapted to improve higher-servicing crops these kinds of as greens and annual bouquets. Gardeners can use a soil test to amend their backyard soil to the specific demands of the crops they mature,” Hargest mentioned.