earth up

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earth up (third-person singular simple present earths up, present participle earthing up, simple past and past participle earthed up)

  1. (horticulture, transitive) To cover the stem or leaves of plants with soil, as to encourage root growth or protect from cold.
    Earth up a potato crop several times during the season to encourage more tubers to grow.

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