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In such cases the spading fork and the hand cultivator are the ready and proper substitutes.
Men were spading and planting the vegetable gardens, painting or white-washing fences.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
Deep plowing or spading is very important; it is the best possible remedy for excessive drought or unusual rains.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
Plowing or spading too early, in hope of getting earlier vegetables, is often a failure.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
After spading, leveling, and thoroughly pulverizing the native soil, we added a top layer of foreign soil as a fertilizer.
The Chief Gardener took up a spading-fork from among the tools.
But Durant only laughed and went on spading up the soft earth with a bit of wood.
SCARLETT OF THE MOUNTEDMARGUERITE MERINGTON
Spading and plowing bring about conditions necessary for the sprouting or germination of seeds.
THE FIRST BOOK OF FARMINGCHARLES L. GOODRICH
The typical tool for preparing the soil for root growth is a spade or spading fork (Fig. 49).
THE FIRST BOOK OF FARMINGCHARLES L. GOODRICH
Spading and plowing also tend to bring about conditions necessary for the very important work of certain of the soil bacteria.
THE FIRST BOOK OF FARMINGCHARLES L. GOODRICH

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