- land prepared for seeding.
- a plot of ground for seedlings.
- a place of development; source.
Origin of seedbed
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Examples from the Web for seedbed
Hereafter the seedbed should be well watered from time to time whenever the soil appears dry.
The usual practice is to keep the seedlings one year in the seedbed and two years in the nursery rows before they are set out.The School Book of Forestry
Charles Lathrop Pack
It was good weather for preparing the seedbed, and the men had been busy since sunrise, making the most of it.Harding of Allenwood
But if, from any cause, they have made a feeble growth, it is better to let them remain in the seedbed another year.The Nut Culturist
Andrew S. Fuller
To protect the young plants, the seedbed was usually covered with oak leaves, though straw was used occasionally.Tobacco in Colonial Virginia
- a plot of land in which seeds or seedlings are grown before being transplanted
- the place where something developsthe seedbed of discontent
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