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vb (tr)
to plant (a crop) among another crop, or to plant (land) with a variety of crops
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(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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This method allowed two signals to overlap with each other and separate using interplants, which eases the restriction on sampling frequency.
For added insurance against pests, Weick interplants calendula and other flowering plants to attract beneficial insects (for more on attracting beneficials, see Page 30).
This may further delay the development of young interplants.
For added impact, Schlegel intersperses Antique Shades pansies with catmint (pansies "look outstanding planted under apricot roses") and interplants freesias through Santa Barbara daisy and sweet alyssum; the thick ground covers help keep the freesias from falling over in rain and wind.
When seedlings reach 3 to 4 inches tall, she interplants them with seedling marguerites, petunias, and geraniums.