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  • n. plants that have been removed in order to improve the growth of the remainder


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  • They were mid-season "thinnings" to give the others a chance to bulk up, but I also guess that the lack of rain that has reduced the size of many of the vegetables has also concentrated their flavour.

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  • Other control measures included stringent silvicultural interventions, such as thinnings, and a continuous monitoring programme, Hendricks said.

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  • Thus, instead of sorts that must be used quickly, we may command for summer sowing the best of the keepers, and the result will be heavier crops and earlier ripening, with plentiful supplies of 'thinnings' for salads all through the autumn and winter.

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  • His marinated beet salad ($13) is blended with pickled rhubarb as well as a goat almond horchata and a patty of seasoned quinoa, along with a scattering of tiny beet greens thinned from the garden, which solved the mystery of the "thinnings" reference in the menu, and shungiku, which is also known as edible chrysanthemum leaf.

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  • Erik Olsson Sirloin of beef, five months dry aged and cooked on the grill, with sour onions, turnip thinnings and green juice It's one thing to serve microclimate food in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • The agency said Wednesday it needs more time to figure out whether biomass – including farm waste, sawmill scraps and forest thinnings – is really a green fuel.

    EPA Eases Up On Pollution Regulations After Pressure From Congress

  • Putting this principle into practice, Whole Tree Architecture is dedicated to building with materials that lumber companies consider scrap – weed trees, also know as ‘managed forest thinnings.’

    Daniel Flahiff | Inhabitat

  • I will be eating the thinnings of "Little Gem" lettuce in no time and the frilly mustard are close.

    The first taste of spring – at last

  • Climbers were our favorite purchases for there were many structures to cover around our brand new house, including a tea house we built from pine thinnings on the property for the orchids.

    Veilchenblau Gets a Trim « Fairegarden

  • These came together with a handful of walnuts and some spinach thinnings from my garden:

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