Plants need water to survive. Gardeners can purchase solid-state fertilizers or plant food that mixes with water. While liquid fertilizers deliver the water plants require, plants cannot survive wholly on either type of fertilizer and need water between fertilizer applications.
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Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.