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‘Tis the season for getting your garden ready. Whether you’re planting your seedlings or tilling your vegetable patch, you can add a touch of Maine to really make your garden grow. Coast of Maine Organic Products (145 Newbury St., Portland, 800-345-9315,www.coastofmaine.com)"> www.coastofmaine.com ) makes a line of organic soils, composts, and mulches from Maine materials. The Quoddy Blend Lobster Compost, recommended for vegetable gardens, contains crab and lobster shells and aspen bark and is named after nutrient-rich Passamaquoddy Bay. The Fundy Blend Enriching Mulch with Seaweed is a great top layer for perennials and is made from old bark and seaweed. The bags range in size and price and can be found at many garden stores across the state and throughout the northeast.