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How do volcanoes leave rich fertile soil for flowers to grow? If the lava hardens and turns into rock, how do flowers grow out of rock?
Question Date: 2009-01-11
Answer 1:

Volcanic ash and/or the break down of lava rock provide fertile soil. This is because when a volcano explodes, the short-term effect makes the crops, forests, orchards, and animals grazing or browsing on the volcano's slopes or surrounding lowland to9 be leveled or buried. In the long run, volcanic deposits can develop into some of the richest agricultural lands on earth.

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