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vb (tr)
to plant (a crop) among another crop, or to plant (land) with a variety of crops


(v. ˌɪn tərˈkrɒp; n. ˈɪn tərˌkrɒp)

v. -cropped, -crop•ping,
n. v.i.
1. to grow one crop between the rows of another, as in an orchard or field.
2. to grow a crop between the rows of.
3. a crop plant growing between plants of a different crop.
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One agricultural practice which may improve productivity is interplanting crop plants with a "living mulch," such as nitrogen-fixing legumes.
As you plant your bed, try interplanting spring daffodils.
Take advantage of the space between slow-growing plants like squash or tomatoes by interplanting quick crops such as radishes and lettuce; harvest them before the slow growers mature.
By interplanting trees on cropland and allowing extra shrubs to grow, the farmers restore degraded land, lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase agricultural productivity.
This tradition of interplanting corn, beans and squash in the same mounds, is a sophisticated, sustainable system that provided long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet to generations.
The volume includes appendices detailing cold frame designs and providing charts for succession planting and interplanting.
Since insects find food sources through chemicals produced by the plant, interplanting with something less appealing for the insect may encourage him to go elsewhere for lunch.
And this method of controlling carrot fly from luton: "I have always been able to resist the attacks of this menace by interplanting onion seed with carrot seed.
Interplanting legumes with more demanding plants satisfies the latter's needs without extra effort or expense.
By interplanting legumes with other more demanding plants we satisfy the latter's needs without continuing effort or expense.
The first phase of the garden is called the "Three Sisters" Garden, in reference to the Native American tradition of interplanting corn, beans and squash in the same mound.