place from growing young plants, plant nursery, place to tend to plant sprouts

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  • Stale seed bed — A false or stale seed bed is a useful organic weed control technique which involves creating a seedbed some weeks before seed is due to be sown. Preparation of such seedbed makes sure that any weed seeds that have been disturbed and brought to… …   Wikipedia

  • seed — n. & v. n. 1 a a flowering plant s unit of reproduction (esp. in the form of grain) capable of developing into another such plant. b seeds collectively, esp. as collected for sowing (is full of seed; to be kept for seed). 2 a semen. b milt. 3… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • seed and fruit — ▪ plant reproductive part Introduction       respectively, the characteristic reproductive (reproductive system, plant) body of both angiosperms (flowering plants) and gymnosperms (conifers, cycads, and ginkgos) and the ovary that encloses it.… …   Universalium

  • bed — noun 1》 a piece of furniture incorporating a mattress or other surface for sleeping or resting on.     ↘a place for a patient in a hospital.     ↘informal used with reference to a bed as a place for sexual activity. 2》 an area of ground where… …   English new terms dictionary

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