Definition of seed (Entry 2 of 2)
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)
Other Words from seed
Cede means “to yield or grant typically by treaty.” Most of the verb senses of seed are concerned with planting seeds (either literal, as of plants, or figuratively, as of ideas). However, the word may also be used to mean “to schedule (tournament players or teams) so that superior ones will not meet in early rounds.” If you relinquish or yield something you are ceding it, and if you are organizing the participants in a tournament you are seeding them.
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2
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Kutabireta hana ni ai o karenai yō ni
Arechi de mo tsuyoku nekko hatte iru
Bukiyō na watashi ni totte ippo wa daiji
Kabosoi te de mo kiseki o okosu no yo
Dare mo ga tane o maite iru n da mirai e
Doko de dō yatte saku ka nante shiranai keredo
Utsukushī dake ja dame na no
Yogorete mo kagayaku yō yatte kita koto wa tashika da
Me o dashite donto rettmi daun
Young cocoa tree in a basket
If you have sown your seeds in baskets, place the baskets in holes dug in the plantation.
There is no need to remove the basket, as it will rot in the earth.
They can nevertheless have good cocoa plantations by:
SOWING SEEDS IN NURSERY BEDS OR IN BASKETS
choose the biggest pods from the trees which bear a lot of fruit.
In some countries cocoa seeds are often sown directly in the plantation, that is, where the trees are to grow.
But this is a bad way of sowing, for many of the plants will not grow, and you cannot choose the best seedlings.
When the seedlings are lifted from the nursery bed, the roots may break and little earth remains around the roots.
To avoid this, water the beds before lifting the seedlings.
Sometimes the young seedlings do not grow well and do not gain much height.
Some of them die.
Cocoa seed bed under a screen