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    cultivate land

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    When someone says "cultivate the land", does it only mean they will grow crops on the land? Is it possible for me to use this expression to express someone will build a garden on the land(grow plants)?
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    Re: cultivate land

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    Quote Originally Posted by luxury20041985 View Post
    When someone says "cultivate the land", does it only mean they will grow crops on the land? Is it possible for me to use this expression to express say that someone will build start a garden on the land (grow plants)?
    If you're referring to a market/commercial garden, or a garden that produces a meaningful amount of edible/usable produce/plants, then yes. Otherwise if you're referring to an ornamental garden, then the answer is no.

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    Re: cultivate land

    There is some friendly disagreement, but many people think that growing things is the world's oldest profession, so there are many ways to talk about and think about this kind of activity.

    To me, anything that requires some human exertion, management, or other input into a patch of soil and results in some benefit could be included under the term cultivation. That is broad enough to include edible plants as well as ornamental ones, though most people (me included) would tend to agree with teechar.

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