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Native American people used crude fertilizers, such as burying a fish in their corn plots, and organic farmers use fertilizer from natural source, such as compost. Most farmers today use fertilizers that are either mined or manufactured. Regardless of the source of the fertilizer, all plants use the same inorganic forms of fertilizer in the soil.

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So why don't people need fertilizer to grow? Because we get everything we need from the plants we eat or from the meat of animals that ate plants. Plants are factories that do all of the work to process the basic elements of life and make them available to us. To get more information on fertilizer and other related topics, check out the links ...

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Why do people use natural fertilizer? If done right, it's cheap and has no side-effects (i.e. added toxic matterial); and besides, the plants are used to it ... or you might say, bred for it. ...

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What are chemical fertilizers, and why do we use them? By Eric Berger on April 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM. Print; ... The reaction and subsequent explosions killed at least 581 people. It led to the ...

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Fertilizer companies want you to use more so you have to buy more, truth is never what business wants you to believe. I use 1/4 the recommended amount if I use any fertilizer at all. Usually I am using compost for this purpose. Also I've been using a fertilizer that says that it is "organic based" but i've noticed it has ammonium sulfate" in it.

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Why do people use fertilizer when making bombs? Ok first off, all you sadistic loons- I do NOT want bomb instructions, so DONT post it! I am against violence of any kind!!!! That being said I was wondering how does fertilizer make bombs explode? Just have trouble wrapping my mind around how anyone could've discovered they could use poop as a ...

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These fertilizers take longer to show results than liquid fertilizers, but do not have to be applied as often. There is less of a chance of fertilizer leaching out of the soil and, because of its time release formula, less of a chance that you will “burn” your lawn by using too much fertilizer.

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Sometimes things get a bit confusing, because people who use organic fertilizers also use mineral rocks (such as Jersey Greensand or Dolomite limestone) and call them "organic fertilizer", when actually they are not organic in this strict sense of the word. People also use organic to refer to methods that are perceived as being more earth-friendly.

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So all in alln any coffee grounds should be considered safe. As far as using chemical fertilizers–why do it, when organic fertilizers are about the same price and actually add organic matter to your soil when they break down–as opposed to chemical fertilizers from fossil fuels, that don’t. Break the cycle.

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A crude car bomb discovered in New York's Times Square this weekend was found to contain gasoline, propane and fertilizer, according to police. Fortunately, the would-be bomber used a type of ...