fertile soil


: a place where something begins or develops in large amounts
Poor neighborhoods can be fertile soil for crime.

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Recent Examples on the Web Parenthood is also fertile soil for self-improvement. Zach Przystup, Baltimore Sun, 16 June 2024 Do note that for copious blooms, a fertile soil and adequate water are essential. Dawn Pettinelli, Hartford Courant, 4 May 2024 Seeking to control Ukraine’s fertile soil, Joseph Stalin brought about a political famine that killed about four million inhabitants of Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. Timothy Snyder, Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022 While tending to the fertile soil, Taurus remains dedicated to nurturing its seeds of potential and with a deep reverence for the natural rhythms of life. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 Climate models long warned of this grim scenario — rising temperatures, shifting rainfall patterns and protracted droughts conspiring to strip the fertile soil of its protective vegetation cover. Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2024 Select a planting location in full sun with fertile soil high in organic matter. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 14 Mar. 2024 In a press release, the LDA explained that the site was significant in Neolithic Germany because of its fertile soil. Andrea Vacchiano, Fox News, 20 Mar. 2024 From members of the Yavapai Tribe who soaked for medicinal purposes, to the prospectors who sold the land to the Murphy brothers for development, word spread of the healing waters and fertile soil in the Bradshaw Mountains. Marlise Kast-Myers, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2024

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“Fertile soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fertile%20soil. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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