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1. A bed of soil cultivated for planting seeds.
2. An area or source of growth or gradual manifestation: a seedbed of revolution.


1. (Botany) a plot of land in which seeds or seedlings are grown before being transplanted
2. the place where something develops: the seedbed of discontent.



1. a plot of ground prepared for seeds or seedlings.
2. a place of development; source.
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Noun1.seedbed - a bed where seedlings are grown before transplantingseedbed - a bed where seedlings are grown before transplanting
bed - a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
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[ˈsiːdbed] Nsemillero m


[ˈsiːdˌbɛd] nsemenzaio


(siːd) noun
1. the (part of) the fruit of a tree, plant etc from which a new plant may be grown. sunflower seeds; grass seed.
2. the beginning from which anything grows. There was already a seed of doubt in her mind.
3. (in a sporting competition etc) a seeded player.
1. (of a plant) to produce seed. A plant seeds after it has flowered.
2. in golf, tennis etc, to arrange (good players) in a competition so that they do not compete against each other till the later rounds.
ˈseeded adjective
having been seeded. a seeded player.
ˈseedling (-liŋ) noun
a young plant just grown from a seed. Don't walk on the lettuce seedlings!
ˈseedy adjective
1. shabby. a rather seedy hotel.
2. ill or unhealthy. He's feeling a bit seedy.
ˈseediness noun
ˈseedbed noun
ground prepared for growing seeds.
go to seed
1. (of a person) to become careless about one's clothes and appearance. Don't let yourself go to seed when you reach middle age!
2. (of a place) to become rather shabby and uncared for. This part of town has gone to seed recently.
3. (also run to seed) (of a plant) to produce seeds after flowering.
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The DAE officials told The News Today that the floods damaged standing aus, transplanted and broadcast aman, aman seedbeds, jute, vegetables, betel leaf, banana, chili, sugarcane and other crops on more than 1.72 lakh hectares.
On a 100-metre square land, the students have planted cabbages and carrots that they use to feed the entire school."The students consume the carrots and cabbages, enabling us to save money that we would have used to buy vegetables," says Mukundi, noting the vegetables are first planted in seedbeds before they are transferred to the field.
| Prepare outdoor seedbeds for March sowings - clear them of weeds and cover with polythene or horticultural fleece to warm them up.
It is with this optimism that families can indeed be seedbeds of grace, seedbeds of peace, seedbeds of hope that things will soon be well in God's manner and season.
Pinol added that the two storms have battered seedbeds which resulted in the loss of 1,338 50-kilogram bags of rice.
| Prepare outdoor seedbeds for March sowings - clear weeds and cover with polythene or horticultural fleece to warm the soil up.
JOBS FOR THE WEEK | Prepare outdoor seedbeds for March sowings - clear weeds and cover with polythene or horticultural fleece to warm the soil up.
In Poland (one of the greatest valerian producers), the species is usually propagated by sowing seeds in seedbeds and followed by transplantation of the seedlings into the field (Kolodziej, 2010).
Their topics include agglomeration economies and smart cities, the multi-actor analysis of metropolitan performance indicators, cities as seedbeds of responsible innovation, an accessibility index for the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, and theory and practice of how cities should manage economic development.
This annual commitment to my schedule results in weed-free seedbeds just in time for Aug.
He said that oilseed growers should opt for varieties that can cope with later drilling into less-than-ideal seedbeds, which should be sown in bands at the right seed rate with a single pass system and provided with sufficient early nutrition support.