Catch crop
Catch crop Catch crop Any crop grown between the rows of another crop or intermediate between two crops in ordinary rotation in point of time. -- {Catch"-crop`ping}, n.

Radishes . . . are often grown as a catch crop with other vegetables. --L. H. Bailey. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • catch crop — noun (C) a vegetable crop that grows quickly, planted between two rows of another crop …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Catch-cropping — Catch crop Catch crop Any crop grown between the rows of another crop or intermediate between two crops in ordinary rotation in point of time. {Catch crop ping}, n. Radishes . . . are often grown as a catch crop with other vegetables. L. H.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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