green·​sand | \ ˈgrēn-ˌsand How to pronounce greensand (audio) \

Definition of greensand

: a sedimentary deposit that consists largely of dark greenish grains of glauconite often mingled with clay or sand

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Recent Examples on the Web This is my favorite mix, but other amendments that can be used include Magic Sand, granite sand, greensand and natural diatomaceous earth. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Stuck at home? Now’s the perfect time to create a garden," 25 Mar. 2020 Bonemeal is a good source of phosphorus, and kelp or greensand are organic sources of potassium. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Organic Fertilizer," 10 Mar. 2017 For each cubic foot of mix add 4 ounces of dolomitic limestone, 1 pound of rock phosphate or colloidal phosphate, 4 ounces of greensand, 1 pound of granite dust, and 2 ounces of blood meal. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 Organic materials including compost, animal manures, blood meal or rock phosphate and greensand can be used for fertilizer as well., "No room for a vegetable garden? Create space with potted plants," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of greensand

1699, in the meaning defined above

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“Greensand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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