Definition of market garden in English:

market garden

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noun

British
A place where vegetables and fruit are grown for sale.
More example sentences
  • Plans for any sort of ornamental garden were put on hold by the second world war and the couple ran Orchards as a market garden, producing vegetables and fruit.
  • Her knowledge of plants and of gardening has been developed since 1982 through experience in a market garden and then a garden centre in Otaki.
  • His parents used to have a market garden where his mother grew strawberries.

Derivatives

market gardener

noun
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  • The allegations go back 30 years or more to the days when he'd not long arrived in the Northern Territory and worked as a market gardener and wildlife officer in Arnhem Land.
  • If you are a market gardener or if you sell products directly to consumers, keep daily or weekly sales totals, along with accurate input and production records.
  • Whether you're a market gardener wanting to extend your season or a family looking to grow more of your own food year-round, a hoophouse is the answer.

market gardening

noun
More example sentences
  • Estimates for the value of the banana and papaya plantings offer a sense of the significance of market gardening as an income-generating activity.
  • I am an artist who came to market gardening through my passion for my medium: edible plants in all their colors and textures.
  • There was growing specialization, with wheat as the principal crop, a switch from sheep to cattle, and a rise in market gardening.

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