This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
W. Ml, Plainville, Conn., says: "My garden is a light sandy soil, and this spring I think of using on it oyster shell lime. Am I right in doing so, and what will be the result? I also intend to apply it around my fruit trees. Please note in March No. and oblige."
[Oyster shell lime is better on sandy soil than ordinary lime, which on the other hand is best for clay lands, - but beware of overdosing; much less lime to the acre has to be used on sandy than on clayey lands. - Ed. G. M.]