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plant food

nourishment, as fertilizer or chemicals, for plants.
Origin of plant food
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To put it another way, in a ton of the high grade mixture A, he gets 335.4 pounds of plant food for $40.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • These three kinds of plant food are ordinarily all that we need to supply.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Much of the soil of the great deserts in the southwestern part of our country is rich in plant food.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • Scientists tell us that there is an abundance of plant food in most soils.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • But most farms do not produce these in sufficient quantities to keep up the plant food side of fertility.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • As an element of plant food, magnesium is as essential as calcium.

  • When we turn to the consideration of the third plant food we feel better.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
  • It was with plant food, if at all, that he made provision for the future.

  • Starch is necessary for plant food and it is manufactured in the leaves.

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