One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be interplanted
1Plant (a crop or plant) together with another crop or plant.
- ‘A few ‘Chinese Daikon’ or ‘Snow Belle’ radishes work well as a flea beetle catch-crop when interplanted with cole crops.’
- ‘Other gardeners prefer to interplant them with spring flowers such as columbines, daisies, dianthus, Iceland poppies, lupines, and peonies.’
- ‘Participating families could interplant agricultural crops on the land until the trees were firmly established.’
- ‘One year we grew lettuce and then interplanted tomatoes; those two crops grossed $5,300.’
- ‘He interplants hakonechloa, fountain grass (Pennisetum spp.) and eulalia grass (Miscanthus spp.) with his bulbs.’
- ‘Elaeagnus may significantly improve yields from nitrogen-greedy plum and nut trees, for example, when it is interplanted among them.’
- ‘That's why gardeners interplant Oriental poppies with concealing companions such as baby's breath, catmint, globe thistle, Heliopsis, purple coneflower, and Russian sage.’
- ‘Below are colorful primroses interplanted with forget-me-nots and azaleas.’
- ‘Spring is the time to interplant perennials, shrubs, roses and plant or transplant your annuals.’
- ‘They are all modestly interplanted with Red Onions to help deter pests.’
- ‘In August, get a jump on fall cover crops by interplanting them between corn, carrots and other row crops.’
- ‘It's deciduous, so to obtain year-round shade, it will need to be interplanted with other evergreen species such as the yellowwood tree.’
- ‘Even on a small scale, container grasses can be enlivened by interplanting them with broad-leafed plants, such as a mix of golden-variegated Hakone grass with bronze-leafed sweet potato vine.’
- ‘Yet when it's finished flowering, she likes to interplant some impatiens in the bed under her tree for spots of summer-long color.’
- ‘As other varieties were interplanted with Petite Syrah, and as new vineyards were started with unidentified cuttings from older vineyards, the true identity of Petite Syrah grew more and more obscure.’
- ‘All of these, the wildlings and selected forms alike, take up little space, look delightful when interplanted with small spring bulbs, and provide enormous interest at a time when any colour is to be cherished.’
- ‘To begin with, a more disease-resistant crop, interplanted with a less resistant crop, can act as a physical barrier to the spread of disease spores.’
- ‘Bulbs can also be interplanted in such a way that the summer perennials just coming into leaf will mask the dying foliage of the spring bulbs.’
- ‘A favorite Dutch remedy is to interplant Fritillaria imperialis.’
- ‘These could be interplanted with a bronze-foliaged winter blooming heath to provide pockets of color and shape during the winter season.’
- 1.1 Plant (land) with a mixture of crops or plants.
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