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. Bailey. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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