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Soil, by definition, is a earthly compound comprised of biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) matter that is formed in several layers over millions of years. It is the very component of the Earth that plants need to root themselves and grow in in order to feed all animal life. There are many different types of soil across the globe for each continent and biome, and each type has its characteristics that depict what plants can grow where, when, and how. Questions and answers about soil can be asked and answered here.
It took my wife and I about 2 years just to get her greencard. You will have the citizen test to go through, and with all the other red tape wrapped around it, the process could run about 15 years.
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Brown staining on pool walls and fixtures is usually from a high iron content in the water. The chemical reaction with newly added fill water and the addition of chlorine shortly after will cause a fallout of this metal. I have witnessed this years ago after adding a gallon o f chlor. to a newly fil…
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Answer These were the types of homes colonial New Yorkers lived in: Colonial houses were much differrent then the houses we have today. Houses in early colonial days were not big or fancy. Most houses were made out of brick or charcoal. In winter, a colonial house was so cold if you wrote a lett…
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Answer They feel they have power (king) if they have control over one that is more timid, or smaller, more fragile than him/herself. It is more likely for this to happen if the abuser was him/herself abused prior to their current mindset. Answer The first obvious answer is "because otherwise …
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One woman & five children on a church sponsored outing at Mt. Gearhart, Oregon were the only casualties on American soil by Japanese balloon bombs.Richard V. HorrellWW 2 Connections.com   Mrs. Elsie Mitchell, who was pregnant, along with Sherman Shoemaker, 12, Jay Gifford, 12, Eddie Engen…
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Many of those American soldiers, sailors & airmen KIA on D-Day were brought back to the US to be reburied here. This option was offered to the falilies in the late 1940's & early 1950"s. However, many families felt is was best to leave their sons where they fell, liberating France & endi…
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As part of the Midway campaign, the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands. This was supposed to draw the US' attention north and away from Midway. To counter this the Americans had about 45,000 men stationed in Alaska. They were stationed at Fort Randall (located at Cold Bay), and at two Aleutian ba…
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Water lines are sized by the number of fixtures, not the distance from the meter to the house. PVC pipe is cheaper and more flexible. Copper pipe will last longer, but costs a lot more. I would suggest using inch and a quarter Schedule 80 PVC pipe for the water line from the meter to the house. Thi…
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The denudation of the soil cover and subsequent washing down is described as soil erosion. The processes of soil formation and erosion, go on simultaneously and generally there is a balance between the two. Sometimes, this balance is disturbed due to human activities like deforestation, over-grazing…
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It may be a type of soil fungus which thrive on both dead and decaying matter in the soil and too wet conditions. Over-watering can make it worse. Try to aerate the soil as much as possible and improve the drainage. It most likely will not harm plants, although seedlings would be more vulnerable. …
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I had an unbloomed daffodil that was cut at the stem and was placed in a can of pepsi. The end of the stem became brown and the stem contracted about 50% about mid way down from the center. a day later the flower bloomed and seemed fine. I am far from a gardner, but my best guess would be that the p…
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Flowers that Do Well in Wet, Heavy Full-Sun Conditions As you know, most varieties of perennials do not do well in wet soil - well-drained soil makes for optimal growing conditions. So your best bet is to opt for zantedeschia aethiopeca or Calla lillies and/or iris ensata or Japanese iris.Here are …
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Logically speaking sand is also a type of soil in which belong to the 3 textural fraction know as Sand Silt and Clay. This textural fraction makes up the Soil Texture. (Sand, Loam, and Clay). We consider a soil as sandy when it contain 70% or more sand. Clay when it contains at least 40% of Clay.…
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Plants can not grow in sand alone. If you provide the necessary nutrients and water, as in Hydroponic gardening, then you can grow healthy plants in sand or gravel. But that is not 'sand alone'. Likewise, plants will grow well in sand that has organic material and other soil enrichers mixed into it…
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Answer 1: Codecs DV and MPEG are two different compression codecs. DV just happens to have less compression than MPEG. There are several MPEG codecs such as MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG4. MPEG2 is the compression codec used on most DVDs. The video recorded to the minidv tape is dv, it is compressed at a…
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The flange is actually a ring that the lead comes up through the middle of. The ring is secured to the floor and the lead is beat down against the flange. T would actually consider doing away with this lead bend as they are currently 50 years old or older. That is to say they stopped using them abou…
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This depends on the species of plant. Some plants require different nutrients than others. Your best bet would be to plant in regular soil, and then after some research you can till the soil with the required nutrients.
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The mixture that you ideally want will depend largely on what you want to grow and the amount of rain you receive. For example, if you want garden soil for planting veggies, the best soil is typically a loamy soil. You can make a sandy-loam soil soil mix as follows: 1/3 part sand + 1/3 part silt (us…
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The term "electrical system" probably doesn't apply to soil. Soil is conductive, more or less. Clay soil is more conductive than sandy soil. And water, and its ionizing effect on mineral salts (which may be present in greater or lesser concentrations) makes the difference between night and day. Also…
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I would take out the lead bend and replace it with pvc.
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how every other place gets soil.
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Organic Soil Improvement There are lots of things you can do. If it is a vegetable garden, I would recommend adding any of various types of manure in the spring or fall and tilling it under. Many farmers sell it, and lots of times you can find one of these places that give pony rides, and the own…
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Neutralizing Salt Saturated SoilTechnically you do not "neutralize" salts in soils. What you want to do is dissolve and remove them. For container plants, flush repeatedly with fresh clean water. Considerable amounts of water are needed for flowerbeds, lawns, gardens or large plots of land in most p…
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Clean Fill Dirt One way to get that stuff is if you place a big sign in your front yard that says "NEED CLEAN FILL". This works some times. Contractors may see these signs and remember where they are at and dump their fill at your house because it may be closer that where they usually take it. With …
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Life in the middle colonies could get difficult at times. People living in these colonies often worked as farmers or in manufacturing. Summers brought about hard work and challenging terrains. Winters mean bitter cold weather and illnesses.
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Difficult question to answer. While the mineral elements of soil, eroded rock, is difficult to renew quickly, it is possible. However, the process is slow and not easy to replace. The organic components of fertile soil are another matter. Consider those who compost garbage. This is a natural process…
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Yes, soil is a renewable resource. Definition of renewable: Natural resources that constantly are being replaced by nature. Answer: Difficult question to answer. While the mineral elements of soil, eroded rock, is difficult to renew quickly, it is possible. The organic components of fertile soil …
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It was all planting and farming stuff
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Answer check local papers for top soil for sale to find out price to ask. then put sign in yard or on local bulletin board and sit back and wait. should'nt take long to sell it. most places top soil is very much in demand. same thing for plain fill dirt. A little leg work is helpful sometimes. D…
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Shut off water supply, unscrew the handle and pull up the inner rod. On the lower end is a seal, take the seal to store and get one the same -re-assemble the opposite way.
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Answer: There are many folk-cures and hear-say remedies for growing plants, many if not most will end in weakening if not killing the plant, the best recourse is to know the plant, know what type of soil it likes, and what kind of nutrients it requires, (well balanced nutrient filled diet) the sim…
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Answer 1Yes, in one of the most surprise attacks in history, Pearl Harbor. It happened December 7th 1941, "a day that will live in infamy". December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day. The attack was by the Japanese. If you meant the contiguous 48 states then I am not sure. I think U-boats attacked Allied subs…
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Effects Soil pH affects the amount of nutrients that are soluble in soil water and, therefore, the amount of nutrient available to plants. Some nutrients are more available under acid conditions while others are more available under alkaline conditions. However, most mineral nutrients are readily av…
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In my opinion and the some i have learned, i would assume that the soil was relatively moist. Afterall, Jamestown was run into the ground by the fact that they were too near to a "swamp" because of their river-side settlement. This later-lead to a plague given to them by mosquitoes. To get back on t…
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Answer A number of Civil War battles were fought on Northern soil. The most significant ones were Gettysburg (Pennsylvania, 1863), South Mountain and Antietam (Maryland, 1862), Perryville (Kentucky, 1862), Wilson's Creek (Missouri, 1861), Buffington Island (Ohio, 1863), Monocacy Junction (Marylan…
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Answer Building on it , walking on it, not using it properly and contaminating it. Answer II Construction of any type, mining, deforestation, agricultural soil depletion from poor cultivation practices, creation of dams, manufacturing pollutants, sod farming, improper use of pesticides/insect…
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I did a science fair project and we grew plants inside, with no wind, and the plants in the rocks grew better than the plants that were growing from the sand and dirt from outside. == It depends on the type of plant, some plants are native to rocky soils, others, sandy soils, others clay soils e…
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yes! warm water cooks the food..not goodThis answer does not make much sense "unless" an insular layer or skin is created on the surface of the frozen food during the assumed cooking process. As a significantly greater amount of heat energy is applied to the frozen produce which must accelerate the …
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Soil degradation is when soil deteriorates because of human activity and loses its quality and productivity. It happens when soil loses its nutrients, or its organic matter. It also happens when the soil structure breaks down, or if the soil becomes toxic from pollution. The primary cause of soil d…
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The darkness of a colored item can determine how much heat it reflects, as well as how much light it reflects. For example, cars of a darker color, or clothing of a darker color, will absorb more heat than lighter ones when placed in sunlight. There is a basic experiment you can perform. Get a pair…
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Farmers could not farm a field for one year, or you could do something to help control flooding. You can also put ditches around the field to catch the eroded soil. Soil erosion's are caused when deforestation is followed. The roots of the trees holds the soil firmly underground to prevent soil ero…
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Answer I am an elementary teacher and funnily enough we have just studied plants. We conducted investigations into sustaining plants and different methods of enhancing growth. We concluded that pepper mixed with water actually had a negative effect on the plants, however, carbonated water and sug…
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no because sand does not have nutrients to grow any seed
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Answer 1 Plants get nourishments from soil and the roots get protected from the harsh rays of the sun. But it depends on what plant you're trying to grow. Some plants don't need soil. Specifically, some orchids need their roots to feel the sun in order to get strong and support themselves on their h…
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2010 Men Nike Dunk SERIES, as the name suggests, is designed for skateboarders and are sold exclusively to retailers in select NIKE S stores. As such it has zoom air insoles which the regular series do not have. The shoes of course come with the two original authentic pairs of laces with the Nike SB…
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If you have lived in Florida, you know that Crab Grass (known to Floridians as "Saint Augustine Grass") grows very well in Sandy soil. Crab Grass is a weed in California, and the grass of choice in Florida. Makes one wonder, hmmm...If you are in a desert area, or high desert, lavender grows well, ca…
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Maybe. Although I don't think anyone would say it's normal to want a spanking, there are times when the answer could be yes. Some people feel emotional needs for stability and this could come through rules and punishments. They might feel that they need accountability for their actions, and spankin…
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Answer Soil does not have a higher specific heat than water. Specific heat capacity, also known simply as specific heat (Symbol: C or c) is the measure of the heat energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one Kelvin (or degree Celsius). Water has a specific heat o…
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1). Plants use the soil for anchorage2). The soil particles act to trap water between them allowing the plant to draw water from it3). Depending on the coarseness of the soil particles the soil is able to contain air pockets in it allowing for the uptake of Oxygen into the plant4). The nature of the…
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they are called grit No, they are actually called grains. If you look it up in Classifying Rocks doc. it will specifically quote that they are called grains. Trust this answer, I have been studying rocks and minerals for a couple months now and I know too much about them and I am almost positive I w…
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Plants do not need soil. Plants in nature grow in the environment so grow in soil. When cultivated commercially they can be grown in other mediums including moisture only.plants need soil because it has the nutrients!
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Answer Hydroponics It is a way of growing plants without using soil.In this, the plant is grown in special nutrient solutions. Aeroponics is another way in which potatoes can be grown.In this, the plant is grown in air or mist environment, without using any soil.
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I'm assuming you are referring to a test to determine how much albuterol or levalbuterol you have in your system. There is no such test.
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It depends It depends on what the soil contains. It may contain sand or gravel. It may contain water. It may contain little or much organic material. It may be highly or loosely compacted. On the average, however, the density of ideal topsoil is about 1.25 grams per cubic centimeter, or abo…
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with water and mud
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plants need something to thrive in so they can collect water, energy , and nutrition so they can grow big and strong.
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it grows fine in the worst dirt you can find, better dirt better plant. answer to second answer. it takes a couple of years to flower. for root sprouts, where do you live. six hours of sun a day. Answer Hi.....I have an Aloe Plant myself and have it planted in Miracle Grow soil....the kind with…
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It is possible that muriatic acid will damage the soil on a permanent basis. If your soil needs additional acid, vinegar works better than anything.
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it doesn't because people have better things to do
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The gizzard is a muscular organ used to churn the food and then it moves onto the intestine where absorption of the food occurs.
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A ligand exchange reaction is exactly what it says - a reaction in which one ligand in a complex ion is replaced by a different one. When a precipitate is formed in a solution, the solution remains a saturated solution of the compound. In other words, cations and anions of the compound remain in th…
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Robin Williams was greatly inspired by Jonathan Winters who he readily admits is his mentor .
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It means the process of wearing away by wind, water, etc.
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The Cotton requires mass amounts of nutrients and sucks it from the soil, which is why farmers usually use crop rotation when producing cotton
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Answer Technically there were 3. The war of 1812, The Civil War, The Mexican-American War (only because Texas became a state during the war) The war for independence can be included because when we declared Independence that made us a nation. The constitution is like our rule book and before we…
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All rocks have a characteristic called porosity. If you imagine a jar full of golf balls, there are spaces between the golf balls. The spaces are called pores (in a geological sense). Porosity is the ratio of these spaces to the volume of the rock and can be expressed as a percentage of the tota…
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By adding elements that particular plants like. If your soil is the original soil to your area leave it exactly the way it is and grow endemic provenant plants in it instead of stupid exotic hybrid rubbish plants. or add stuff and grow vege's. also airation is a good way to help plants grow in soil …
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Topsoil can be turned into a nutrient-rich potting soil by baking it in the oven. Baking topsoil kills harmful bacteria and mold spores. Spread a layer of topsoil onto a baking sheet and bake at 180 degrees for around 10 minutes.
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Iron Oxide
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It is a Biome with many plants and animals. Some of those Animals are The black tailed Jack-rabbit, Aardwolf, Cactus Wren, Golden Jackle, grey Fox, Island Grey Fox, Puma, Desert Fox, Spotted Skunk, Wild goat, Mule deer, horned toads, Praying Mantis, honey bees Cyotes, Ladybugs and many many more yet…
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Answer That is a difficult question in that its phrasing leaves the answer uncertain. In terms of soil - there are three classifications of rock particles when defined by particle size. All three have definite size limits. Sand is the largest or coarsest of the three sizes (generally 0.06 mm up t…
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Soft soil often indicates sandy or loam types of soil. It also indicates structurally weak soils, so you do not want to have any slopes steeper than one foot of rise to three feet of run ( horizontal distance ) . If you are interested in a seal that will last a few centuries, you will want to blen…
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Answer: A cubic foot of top soil weighs in the neighborhood of 75 - 100 pounds. There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. Hence, one cubic yard of top soil weighs between 2025 and 2700 pounds. Moisture content would make this figure variable
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Extreme weather can lead to strong wind causing dust storms which removes the top soils and therefore affect agriculture. also the change in the pattern of rainfall will definatelly lead to either heavy rainfall within a short time washing away the top soil or distroying the crops which in most cas…
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It's porous All things being equal (which, of course, they never are), sandy soil will feel drier than clay soil because sand provides better drainage, mainly because it far more porous than clay. Clay is dense, less porous than sand, and acts somewhat like a sponge. actually sand is less porou…
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plant trees do not throw waste on the groundit is very important not to throw plastic bags and plastic waste on the soil.7 Ways to Conserve SoilPlant trees: We all know that the roots of trees firmly hold on to the soil. As trees grow tall, they also keep rooting deeper into the soil. As the roots …
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There are two groups of mineral nutrients found in soil including "Clay", they are called called "Macronutrients and Micronutrients" amounting to 13 total. First group in Macronutrients is called the primary nutrients and secondary nutrients, plants use huge quantities of the Macronutrients and gene…
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The O horizon and the A horizon are most rich in humus due to the organic material being highest in those two layers. O is higher than A, though. mjhgbb
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Fresh water does actually help plants grow! (Um... heard of rain?) In fact, fresh water is the best water for plants to help them grow. Salt water can be a bit to extreme for plants, and can cause them to wilt. Salt water is great for sea plants, like sea weed or coral reef, but most plants grow be…
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It is the O horizon. The A horizon is the mineral horizon and does include a large amount of organic material but the O horizon contains the most abundant amount of organic matter. The O horizon overlies the A horizon.
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Answer A silt fence will help to stop large loss by water run off, but the fence will stop the mud at the fence boundary; you might try planting ground cover plants whose roots will help hold the soil in place.
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Plant the divisions about 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the type. Make sure the holes are twice as wide as the plants and 4 to 6 inches deep. Do not use fertilizer when planting.
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Uses For Liquid Soil Conditioner It is applied to soil in a similar fashion that a liquid fertilizer would. The exception being that it usually is in the form of a manure tea or fish emulsion. Other things, such as sewage sludge, have been used in the past, but are no longer recommended. Heavy me…
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Not really an answer but... Lots of things harden when heated: clay, for instance. But do they melt when cooled? Does clay? Something that melts when cooled, would be a substance whose particles would slip away off each other with lesser average kinetic energy. Something like a soup of magn…
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One example is sedge, a grasslike plant found on wet ground.
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Answer Improving Urine Control That depends, (no pun intended), on whether or not you are trying to *increase* the flow or *stop* leakage. If you are having problems passing urine, you need to see your doctor very soon. If you are not able to urinate at all, you need to go to an emergency room.*…
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The answer is the Tundra. See below....Iris INTRODUCTION The Arctic is a very cold place in the most northern part of the world. It begins at the North Pole and ends at the Arctic Circle ( an imaginary line on maps). In Canada's north, parts of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are in the…
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