Tilth is land which has been prepared for growing crops by plowing and fertilisation. In discussions of composting and organic gardening, the phrase 'the tilth of the soil' is often used to describe the general health of the soil including a balance of nutrients, water, and air.
The physical condition of a soil in relation to its fitness for the growth of a crop. When in good tilth, a soil is mellow, friable and easily worked.
The fine crumbly surface layer of soil needed for a seedbed before sowing seed
- the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growthFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=tilth
• (n.) That which is tilled; tillage ground. • (n.) The state of being tilled, or prepared for a crop; culture; as, land is good tilth.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/tilth/
the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growthFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=tilth
[ Anglo-Saxon til...
, from tilian
to till. See Till
to cultivate.] 1.
The state of being tilled, or prepared for a crop; culture; as, land is good tilth
. « The tilth
and rank fertility of its golden youth.» De Quincey. ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/T/58
agricultural workFound on http://phrontistery.info/t.html
The crumbly, finely broken-down surface layer of soil that has been carefully prepared for sowing seeds. Found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/glossary/tilth.shtml
The physical condition of a soil, e.g., aggregation, porosity, etc., and its ability to support seed germination and plant growth.Found on https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/resource-library/vegetable-gardening-glossar
The physical condition of the soil in relation to the plant growth, the results of tillage.Found on http://www.pcmg-texas.org/glossary_gardening_landscaping.htm
The quality of a seedbed. The finer the tilth the better protected the seeds are and the better the soil/seed contact for moisture transfer.Found on http://www.lethamshank.co.uk/glossary/glossary.php?letter=T
Where the soil surface well broken down to a fine crumbly consistency (usually by raking) and is ready for sowing seeds.Found on http://www.seasonalgardening.co.uk/garden_glossary.html
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