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How to protect plants from frost

When the weather report calls for freezing temperatures overnight, you don’t want to be rushing outside in the dark to cover your cold-sensitive plants. Here are some tips for being prepared. Why worry? Frost injures plants by causing ice crystals to form in plant cells. This makes water unavailable to …

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Weathering is the breakdown and alteration of rocks and minerals at or near the Earth’s surface into products that are more in equilibrium with the conditions found in this environment. Most rocks and minerals are formed deep within the Earth’s crust where temperatures and pressures differ greatly from the surface. Because the physical and chemical …

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Mineral Depletion of the Soil

why a ‘healthy diet’ isn’t so healthy any more. Hundreds of years of farming have depleted the soil of the minerals we need in our food.  Plants need these mineral for their own healthy growth, and we need them for our own health when we eat plants.  Our need for …

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Facts and Figures about Foresty

Industry Groups Establishments involved in forestry operations are classified in NAICS Code 113. 15763In 2012 there were 15,763 forestry establishment listed under the NAICS Code 113. These establishments are divided among three distinct industry groups: Timber tract operations (NAICS code 1131): This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the operation …

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Glossary Pakistani & Indian Spices (Masala)

Spices are the most basic and fundamental ingredients of Pakistani and Indian cuisine. Cooking without some of these spices is almost impossible, and omission of these spices often results in subtle changes in flavour in dishes. It is always good to stock up these spices prior cooking Pakistani and Indian …

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Glossary of Pulses and Lentils

Bengal Gram / Chickpeas (Brown)                            Kale Chana or Kale Chanay These chickpeas are known as Desi chickpeas as well as they are thought to have come from Asia originally, have a small, darker seed and a rough coat, cultivated mostly in the Indian subcontinent, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Iran. Chickpeas are grounded …

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