Last Updated: January 8, 2019

Definition - What does Cultivate mean?

Cultivate has a broad usage in gardening and includes tilling the soil, planting seeds, nurturing the plants, watering, fertilizing, weeding, and possibly harvesting any produce. Cultivation usually applies to the growing or propagating of a specific plant species.

MaximumYield explains Cultivate

One may cultivate a field by tilling the soil. To cultivate tomatoes means that one is growing a crop of tomatoes.

When cultivate is used for the removal of weeds, a piece of equipment is often used that is called a cultivator. This may be mounted on the front or back of a tractor or one may cultivate using a hand-operated rototiller or hoe.

One may cultivate a plant either by seed, transplanting, or cutting.

This definition was written in the context of Horticulture
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