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tilth

 (tĭlth)
n.
1. Cultivation of land; tillage.
2. Tilled earth.
3. The fitness of soil for cultivation, as measured by its structure and composition.

[Middle English, from Old English, from tilian, to labor.]

tilth

(tɪlθ)
n
1. (Agriculture) the act or process of tilling land
2. (Agriculture) the condition of soil or land that has been tilled, esp with respect to suitability for promoting plant growth
[Old English tilthe; see till2]

tilth

(tɪlθ)

n.
2. the physical condition of cultivated soil in relation to plant growth.
3. the condition of cultivated soil: crumbly tilth.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English; see till2, -th1]

tilth

Soil with a breadcrumb-like appearance that is easily worked.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tilth - the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.tilth - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising cropstilth - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
fallow - cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
Translations

tilth

[tɪlθ] N (= act) → cultivo m, labranza f; (= state) → condición f (cultivable) de la tierra

tilth

n
(= topsoil)(Acker)krume f
(= cultivated land)Ackerland nt
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His eyes he op'nd, and beheld a field, Part arable and tilth, whereon were Sheaves New reapt, the other part sheep-walks and foulds; Ith' midst an Altar as the Land-mark stood Rustic, of grassie sord; thither anon A sweatie Reaper from his Tillage brought First Fruits, the green Eare, and the yellow Sheaf, Uncull'd, as came to hand; a Shepherd next More meek came with the Firstlings of his Flock Choicest and best; then sacrificing, laid The Inwards and thir Fat, with Incense strew'd, On the cleft Wood, and all due Rites perform'd.
There are some other benefits to last weekend's weather too: | | Cultivated soil left in clods will break down and become lovely tilth, simply through being frosted.
Prepare ground well removing all weeds and rake to a fine tilth before laying afresh.
Remove weeds and large stones, add compost and rake the soil until you've created a soft tilth ready for planting.
Remove weeds and large stones, then add compost and rake the soil until you've created a lovely soft tilth ready for planting.
When the soil is dry enough for it to freely break up, rake the surface to give a suitable tilth.
It's also a good time to roll out new turf, right, Prepare ground well, removing all weeds, and rake to a fine tilth before laying new turf.
Soil tilth is a result of a combination of many factors, some of which are particle size distribution, aggregate size distribution, pore size distribution, water holding capacity, degree of aeration, pH, and organic matter content.
Benefits of soil organic matter include improved soil tilth meaning roots more easily explore soil increases living portion of soil (soil microorganisms) thus improving the soil quality.
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2 RAKE the soil to a fine tilth and make some drills 20mm deep.
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