side dressing

  1. the fertilizer used to side-dress plants.

Origin of side dressing

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby side dressing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use side dressing in a sentence

  • Nitrate is desirable for side dressing but even here ammonia and other forms are now considered suitable when the soil is warm.

    The Tomato | Paul Work
  • side dressing with fertilizer in solution has been recommended recently by Tiedjens of New Jersey.

    The Tomato | Paul Work
  • On sandy or nutrient-deficient soils, more than one side dressing may be advisable.

    The Tomato | Paul Work
  • He inquired of one of the attendants where Jack Peek was, and soon found him, the surgeon being by his side dressing his wound.