Heated Ground

Heated Ground

 

the simplest form of sheltered ground. Fallow beds and ridges and warm seedbeds are heated biologically, and heated plots by means of water. Plots are selected with natural protection from prevailing winds, a southern or southwesternslope, and a water-permeable subsoil. The heated ground is covered with a translucent covering, straw mats, or paper to protect plants from frosts. At first, flowers or early vegetable crops and transplants for open ground are grown in heated ground. Later thermophilic vegetable or flower crops are grown. Heated ground is used in the central strip of European USSR from early April through September.

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In summer time, its pumps suggest to thirsty idlers, springs cooler, and more sparkling, and deeper than other wells; and as they trace the spillings of full pitchers on the heated ground, they snuff the freshness, and, sighing, cast sad looks towards the Thames, and think of baths and boats, and saunter on, despondent.
The development, Granite Village, will be a four-storey project with heated ground floor parking and is specifically geared to retirees.
Our prototype apparatus, utilizing our technology, has heated ground water from 70 degrees F to 195 degrees F in less than 15 seconds using common household electrical current at a cost of 6 (six) 10ths (6/10) of a penny per minute," says Croxton.
These are divided into floors (from three to five depending on the house) with the kitchen on the main floor, grain storage on the second floor (above the heated ground floor to keep the grain dry) and bedrooms on top.
When dry, heated ground air rises and meets moist tropical air, the moisture condenses into cloud droplets, which eventually form a cumulus congestus cloud with billowy cauliflower shape.