from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bed or plot of sandy soil for propagating plants.


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  • In spring, as soon as the ground is dry enough, the cutting-bed should be prepared.

    The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines

  • Strip off the leaves, if they have not already fallen, tie the cuttings in large bundles, and bury them in a cold cellar, or in a sandy, well-drained knoll; or if the cutting-bed is well prepared and well drained, they may be planted immediately, the bed being well mulched upon the approach of winter.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • If the entire cutting-bed were well sprinkled with fine compost, and then covered so lightly -- from one quarter to half an inch -- with a mulch of straw that the shoots could come through it without hindrance, scarcely a cutting would fail.

    Success with Small Fruits


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