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SOIL. The superficies of the earth on which buildings are erected, or may be erected.
     2. The soil is the principal, and the building, when erected, is the accessory. Vide Dig. 6, 1, 49.

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Typically the WP4C water potentiometer will be used with soils, soil-less substrates, plant material and seeds, but it is equally applicable to substances as diverse as fruit, bricks and oil.
After conferring with Bradley, Durham made her plans, moved to Mexico in 2011 and set up a laboratory to mix the 13 liquid nutrients needed to raise soil-less vegetables and begin teaching the residents of Cancn - mostly women - how to do it.
A project is now underway for the construction of greenhouses for soil-less horticultural production on the roof of a public housing complex in Corviale (Rome).
In the UAE during 2012, the area of soil-less agricultural production increased by 12 per cent thanks to green houses and the use of hydroponics.
In most cases a mixture of good garden soil and a quality compost will be suitable for larger beds and soil-less compost for small beds and containers.
In a series of greenhouse studies, Albano grew marigolds for 47 days in containers filled with standard soil-less potting media.
Venus fly trap SOIL-less, they get all the nutrients they need from one fly a week.
Most herbs flourish in a free-draining environment and as a general rule, a 3:1 mixture of soil-less compost such as peat moss (planting mix) and loam-based compost (soil mix) gives the best results.
Other plans include introducing the latest technologies in agriculture such as hydroponic and soil-less gardening, proposing regulations, training workforce, creating job opportunities and spreading awareness.
Qatar's farming methods include open-field agriculture, greenhouse production, and hydroponics, a soil-less culture technology which uses less water and land and can yield up to 10 times the crop grown in an open field.
Use a good-quality, fine-textured, sterile soil-less mix for germinating indoor seeds, to avoid damping off.