plant food


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Recent Examples on the Web 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 But evidence suggests a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (dried beans and peas) helps lower risk for many cancers. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Easy comfort food casserole gets a healthy twist," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of plant food

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2020

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“Plant food.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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