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1) This member of the Cruciferous family has fleshy roots which vary in size from a less than an ounce to more than 50 pounds for some Oriental varieties. Sometimes they are peeled to mellow the flavor, although the Chinese use the peel itself as a vegetable. Koreans use every part of the plant (usually pickled), and they are a staple food in most Asian countries, rather than the hors d'oeuvre or salad bar item they are in the U.S. The Chinese usually cook them and in Japan they are eaten raw, pickled and cooked. In the U.S. we eat some 400 million pounds annually, most of them grown in Florida.
Name this vegetable.
2) Earthworms help renew the soil, by altering its composition, increasing its capacity to absorb and hold water and bring about an increase in nutrients and microorganisms.
How many earthworms can there be in 1 acre of soil?
Bonus question: Earthworms in the Nile River valley can deposit what weight of castings per acre each year?
2) The earthworm population in an acre of soil can be one million. Earthworms in the Nile River valley can deposit up to 1,000 tons of castings per acre, which helps to explain the astonishing fertility of Egypt's agricultural land.
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