plant·​ing | \ ˈplan-tiŋ How to pronounce planting (audio) \

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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Land in Mbar Toubab, Senegal, which was plowed in anticipation of the planting of seedlings for the Great Green Wall. Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Time, "Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?," 12 Sep. 2019 Join a new group of Trail Wood enthusiasts in helping to keep the grounds around the homestead looking lovely and to restore some of the Teale plantings., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 6 Sep. 2019 Extreme weather can delay the planting of certain crops, thereby shortening the time during which food is grown. NBC News, "Can your diet save the planet?," 26 Aug. 2019 Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says producers should monitor millet plantings for Palmer amaranth to avoid infestation. USA TODAY, "Disney surprise, foreign feral hogs, porous pavement: News from around our 50 states," 13 Sep. 2019 Almost Wasn't Available on Amazon starting at $10.64 a piece, each set includes a pottery planter modeled after the sassy senior of your choice, a convenient plastic drip tray, and chia seed packets for three plantings. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "It’s Settled: Everyone on Our Christmas List Is Getting a Golden Girls Chia Pet," 12 Sep. 2019 Jankowski says researchers could also explore other methods to reduce birds’ exposure, including coming up with better ways to bury seeds—and remove those that spill—during planting. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Common pesticide makes migrating birds anorexic," 12 Sep. 2019 In her study Roy and colleagues simulated seed spills during spring planting to see if wildlife would be attracted to this food source. Stephen Leahy, National Geographic, "Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide," 12 Sep. 2019 Students will participate in a variety of learning activities, including planting native plants, having animal encounters, doing scientific experiments and taking trail hikes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Living Coast Discovery Center wins nearly $86K in grant funding," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of planting

1535, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2019

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