"America's Pastime" expostiory essay on how to grow "flowers" College writing 121

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America's Pastime

Some People might think that is difficult to grow a flower. Actually, it's not, it's just as easy as growing any other type of Plant from a seed. All you need is a seed to plant, a flowerpot and some soil. There are mainly three important steps to growing a successful flower: Lighting, Watering, and Picking. You want Keep in mind your seed has to sprout before it can be planted. To do this you want to put the seed something moist for a few days. After it sprouts a root you can drop it in some soil. Then shortly after your plant will begin to grow out the dirt.

The first is lighting. For this normal house light bulbs will not due. A good type of light source is fluorescent. Lighting is essential in growing; you must have proper lights such as fluorescent. To insure a beautiful flower the more light is highly recommended.

Any output lamp is ok as long as it's 40watts or higher and fluorescent. Anything lower would slow the growing process too much. Try a fluorescent screw in lamps to get best results at home. If you want you can upgrade to incandescent spotlights. It is the light source that makes the flower grow. Next you will want to regulate the light source in hours per day. The best set is between 12 and 18 hours of light per day. Depending on when you want the flower to bloom. From then on you will leave it on the schedule till time for picking.

Next you will want to water your plant. We all know that water has nutrients so the cleaner the water the better. Fertilizing the water can also ensure that your water is always good for the flower. You will only...