plant food


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Recent Examples on the Web Keep watering it regularly, and apply an all-nitrogen plant food monthly during the growing season. Neil Sperry,, "Neil Sperry: Will this persimmon succumb to gall growths?," 27 Aug. 2020 Inside the box are small-size tools, plant food, water spray bottle and more. oregonlive, "Plants as science lessons: Kids learn with hands in the soil," 10 May 2020 Real beef is produced the old-fashioned way by cows who eat plant food. Barbara Quinn,, "Meat substitutes," 22 Nov. 2019 Each person turned into plant food in lieu of the usual treatment saves about a metric ton of carbon dioxide, according to the Urban Death Project's own assessment. Nicole Wetsman, Popular Science, "We need a greener way to die," 23 May 2019 With clothing sales falling sharply, some cotton growers may plant food crops this year instead. Patrick J. Lyons, New York Times, "Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today," 15 Apr. 2020 Also ignore the advice to fertilize with water-soluble, high-nitrogen plant food. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Keep a close eye on your garden for pests and diseases," 6 Apr. 2020 Feed it every couple of weeks during the growing season with a high-nitrogen, water-soluble plant food. Neil Sperry,, "In San Antonio, Christmas cactus really ‘Thanksgiving cactus’," 20 Dec. 2019 Vitamin C also helps significantly boost the absorption of iron from plant foods; a higher blood level of vitamin C is tied to increased fat burning, both during exercise and at rest. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "7 Health Benefits of Grapes," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of plant food

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Plant food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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