from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To transplant.
  • To plant too abundantly.


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  • It is repeatedly burned off, but this seems to encourage it more, and it has overwhelmed all attempts to overplant it with teak, pineapple, even the formidable bamboo.

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  • I like to overplant the bulbs with violas or pansies in the fall.

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  • And never overplant with ornamental kale, it gets too big.

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  • One caution: Don't get carried away and overplant or you'll destroy the beauty and health of the garden.

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  • Because the system rewards farmers on the basis of how much they produce, they have every incentive to overplant.

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  • They might overplant in times of high prices and abandon crops when prices fell.

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  • They then overplant the maize and sorghum once the rains arrive without regard to where the yettogerminate beans are.

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  • No matter how well the seed germinates, the farmer should still overplant to make up for any added plant losses due to insects, diseases, birds, and weeding operations.

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  • When using good seed, it is usually a sound practice to overplant by 15-20 percent in order to assure the recommended final stand of plants at harvest.

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  • And, for many tomato farmers who "overplant" their crop, a freeze can prevent the price drops - and loss of profits - that a strong harvest can cause, he said. Top headlines


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