green manure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n green manure a growing crop that is plowed under to enrich soil
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Usage

In literature:

No wonder it should be green: it is manured with human bones.
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Green manuring is discussed in detail shortly.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
Whenever a field is vacant, have some crop growing on it, if only for purposes of green manuring.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
In some places I saw soya bean being grown between the rows as green manuring.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
By using the legumes for our green manure crops we may supply the soil with nitrogen taken from the air.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Barnyard and green manures are employed to a considerable extent.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Any kind of green manure crop that bears pods is good.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
I believe in green-manuring, heartily, and in tillage, tillage, tillage.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
It is always sown thus when it is to be plowed under, as green manure.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
There are two great classes of cover or green manure crops, leguminous and non-leguminous.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
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In news:

The kumanda yvyra'i ("little bean tree s" in GuaranĂ­, the local dialect) I planted last summer as a living fence and green manure have finally begun to flower.
The kumanda yvyra'i ("little bean trees" in GuaranĂ­, the local dialect) I planted last summer as a living fence and green manure have finally begun to flower.
Plant "green manure" this fall, and your garden will be more productive and healthier next season.
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