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[seed-bed] /ˈsidˌbɛd/
land prepared for seeding.
a plot of ground for seedlings.
a place of development; source.
Origin of seedbed
1650-60; seed + bed Unabridged
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  • Continue to plant seeds of perennials and biennials, and keep the seedbed moist to insure germination.
  • But the city has been a seedbed for nearly a thousand new ventures in the last few years.
  • Annual grains require a firm level seedbed free of weeds and other competing vegetation.
  • Use the minimum amount of tillage necessary to control weeds and prepare an adequate seedbed.
  • Use a no-till drill or broadcast seeds after tillage and compaction of the seedbed.
  • The seedbed can be firmed, if needed, by pulling a commercial or homemade packer or roller.
  • In other cases, early spring burning is used to stimulate early growth of a newly planted seedbed.
  • Depth bands on disks will help control seeding depth as will releasing the opener spring tension and seeding into a firm seedbed.
  • Incorporate lime and fertilizer during seedbed preparation.
  • Following tillage, the seedbed should be firmed, but not compacted.
British Dictionary definitions for seedbed


a plot of land in which seeds or seedlings are grown before being transplanted
the place where something develops: the seedbed of discontent
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