plant·​ing | \ ˈplan-tiŋ \

Definition of planting

: an area where plants are grown for commercial or decorative purposes also : the plants grown in such an area

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Other descendants of presidents, in town for a summit organized by the White House Historical Association, and board members of the organization, also attended the brief ceremonial planting under a blistering late-August sun. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Melania Trump joins presidential descendants to plant baby Eisenhower oak at White House," 27 Aug. 2018 When backfilling, use the native soil — even clay soil — that came out of the planting hole. Ellen Nibali,, "Garden Q&A: Be wary of the 'bathtub effect'," 12 July 2018 Add a few shovels of well-aged compost and a sprinkling of bone meal to the planting holes before placing plants. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Waiting is over; plant your tomatoes now | The Sacramento Bee," 27 Apr. 2018 LeHoullier says to plant your seeds very shallow in the soil and to make sure the planting mix is moistened. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Growing Tomatoes," 16 Feb. 2018 Keep its very porous planting mix (probably bark) moist, and apply a diluted complete-and-balanced plant food monthly. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "Gardening mailbag: It’s not hard to retrain a crape myrtle," 9 Feb. 2018 One sure way to get a good start on your sunflower planting is to sow the seeds in small containers. Tom Maccubbin,, "Secrets to sunflower success," 2 June 2018 According to Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the U.S., the tree was placed into quarantine, and its photo-op planting had taken place with plastic around the sapling’s roots. David Meyer, Fortune, "Why the Tree Emmanuel Macron Gifted to Trump Disappeared From the White House Lawn," 30 Apr. 2018 However, cultivars that have performed well in LSU AgCenter trials should make up most of your planting. Dan Gill,, "Tomato-growing tips: what type to plant, when and how to plant them," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of planting

1535, in the meaning defined above

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