There are 2 main translations of sow in Spanish

: sow1sow2


sembrar, v.

Pronunciation /soʊ/ /səʊ/

See Spanish definition of sembrar

transitive verb sowed, sowed, sown

  • 1

    (seeds/barley/field) sembrar
    to sow a field with wheat sembrar un campo de trigo
    • Three seeds were sown and plants thinned to one per pot when the first trifoliate leaf emerged.
    • With wheat, for example, men tend to prepare the earth and sow the seed, while women and children do much of the weeding.
    • Four seeds were sown per pot and thinned to a single plant nearest the center.
    • The lid has 49 corresponding spikes which make perfectly central holes in the compost for you to sow your seeds in.
    • To avoid future problems, make sure all seed trays are thoroughly cleaned before use, fill them with fresh, sterilised seed compost, sow the seeds thinly to prevent overcrowding and irrigate with mains water.
    • When you sow a seed or plant a tree, either the seed will germinate and the tree will grow, or they will die.
    • So, never mind the fact that it's too late for plants, you can sow seeds in neat little rows now.
    • He sows seeds by broadcasting them on the ground in February, the coldest month of the year.
    • The greatest difficulty in raising primroses from seeds however, is sowing the seeds in the proper sort of seed bed.
    • To sow the seeds, take a handful of seeds from the bag and fling them in front of your body in a fanning motion, letting the seeds roll down your fingers.
    • If you forgot to sow some seeds, young tender perennial plants can be bought, potted into individual containers and grown on.
    • Now is the perfect time to sow a few seeds or plant out some seedlings.
    • Two seeds were sown into each pot and thinned down after emergence to standardize initial seedling size.
    • Thankfully, I had the presence of mind to get straight outside and plant the Irises, spread the fertilizer and sow the grass seed before it got dark.
    • Seeds were sown on 14 Apr. and the matured plants were harvested on 16 Aug. before the onset of flowering.
    • Most gardeners propagate sagos from offsets from the mother plant, but you can sow fertilized seeds.
    • It is too late in the year to sow seeds, but there is still time to order plants for delivery in March.
    • In another area, he sows seeds to attract birds like linnets, reed buntings and bramblings.
    • If you're willing to do a little more work and exercise some patience, there is a way to eradicate or at least greatly reduce your weed population before you sow your flower seed.
    • Gibson cautions that it is important to sow crop seeds correctly.
    • They are otherwise treated as annuals and a fresh crop is sown from seed yearly.
    • However, food supply has deteriorated as fewer and fewer farmers exist and little or no grain crops are sown.
    • Afghan farmers have returned to cotton cultivation, sowing the crop over 6,000 hectares of land in the northern Kunduz province after decades of strife.
    • In 1947 the last wheat crop was sown and five years later the last farmer left followed by the last resident in 1954.
    • Trees and bush were often cleared from areas where grass was sown, he said.
    • The early commercial pea crops weren't sown in rows like home gardens, but were planted over the whole paddock and required a great deal of bending over to harvest the sweet green pods.
    • Many nurseries carry this plant, but it's not too late to sow a crop.
    • They later sowed flowers and grass along the stretch of ground immediately behind the face of the wall and the wire fence.
    • It is the first festival after the monsoon - traditionally a period when warfare was suspended and fighting men went back to their villages to sow their crops - so the timing is significant.
    • And there's no joy for farmers getting ready to sow winter crops, with diesel prices also set to rise.
    • There was no machinery so the farmer had to sow his crop by hand.
    • On one farm I know in Perthshire they have not even been able to sow their grass, let alone cut it.
    • If you have a long growing season, sow a second crop in early summer, because the plants you start in spring will deteriorate before the season ends.
    • By mid 1843 matters had improved and many of the settlers had cattle, sown a crop and found time, money and labour to build substantial houses.
    • The crop was sown during December 1997 and harvested in late March 1998.
    • In the field, crops are often sown in late winter or early spring, with risks of prolonged root chilling during vegetative growth.
    • Grass was sown and the soil was top-dressed but, in the cooler weather of autumn, growth was slow.
    • Kale, mustard and turnips can be sown as edible winter cover crops that also can feed chickens or grazing animals in late winter.
    • Maize was sown on two dates in each year; thus, plants sown early were exposed to low temperature, whereas those sown later developed under more favourable conditions.
    • Gardeners in frost-free areas can continue to sow beets, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peas, radishes, and Swiss chard.
    • As a result, 14,313 acres of land were sown a second time around.
    • ‘In previous years, no one even bothered to plant crops because our lands were dry like a desert, but that has all changed and everyone is sowing their land,’ he said.
    • The drought has caused great harm to the growing of wheat in the province, with more than about 733,000 hectares of wheat land unable to be sown.
  • 2

    (mines) plantar
    (mines) poner
    to sow a field with mines sembrar un campo de minas
    • After the Soviet Army sowed the passes with mines it ceased and has never, so far as I know, recommenced.
    • Mines can be sown in deep water, and are propelled at high speed towards a target, like a miniature homing torpedo.
    • They had sown a lot of mines in the roads and fields nearby and when walking from our house to the flight line we had to stay within a yardwide path which had been cleared of mines and marked with strips of white tape.
    • His fighters laid siege to a country's cities, starved and enslaved its people, and sowed its fields with mines.
    • Hikers in the national forest who stumble into a clearing full of cannabis need to backtrack out very carefully; pot farms are often sown with mines.
    • Morocco, which has not signed the 1997 Ottawa Convention that bans anti-personnel mines, is believed to have sown about seven million mines in the region.
    • His 313th Bomb Wing also sowed 12,000 naval mines in ports and waterways, sinking almost 1 million tons of shipping in about four months.
    • The British estimate that some 25,000 land mines, mostly sown by Argentine forces in the 1982 war with Britain, remain.

intransitive verb sowed, sowed, sown

  • 1


There are 2 main translations of sow in Spanish

: sow1sow2


cerda, n.

Pronunciation /saʊ/


  • 1

    Farming Zoology
    cerda feminine
    puerca feminine
    • If the sow has not eaten enough to sustain herself over the hibernation, the egg will not implant.
    • Management of the trial was designed to minimise adverse welfare effects on the badgers and included a three-month period in the spring during which no culling took place in order to protect lactating sows and their cubs.
    • Bill and Madeline had even schooled the children in poses for various combinations of bears: a solo male, a sow with cubs.
    • It was our fourth day out and we had seen a few deer and lots of bears, including a grizzly sow and cub that had run out right in front of us while we were coming up to the hunting spot.
    • These days, in fact, he tries to identify bears - such as the sow and her cubs we're looking for - that might get hooked and move them well before they do.
    • Once he was filmed crawling along the ground singing as he approached a sow and two cubs.
    • In Yellowstone, the loss of even half a dozen adult sows could tip the population into a downward spiral.
    • A day before the sows are ready to farrow, the farrowing boxes are set up in the rooms.
    • In the fall, he makes a daily chore out of selecting the best ears to plant the following season and feeding the culled ears to his gestating sows on pasture.
    • Claw lesions were reported to be more common in loose-housed sows than in either tethered or stallhoused sows.
    • Tethering may cause a sow to attempt to escape, especially when sows first experience the tether.
    • The practice may be warranted, however, to prevent injuries to pigs and sows.
    • The sow's milk production limits the growth of pigs prior to weaning.
    • When sows are housed in a social group, the experimental unit is clearly the pen or group of sows.
    • In stalls, the sow can move within the limits of the bars or fences.
    • In those years, farmers typically raised only 25 or 30 pigs and three or four sows, he said.
    • Crates must be so designed that the farrowing sow will have a clear space behind her to facilitate easy farrowing and also able to prevent the newly born piglets from getting squashed.
    • Why then, Lay wondered, are other sows so restless that their movements endanger piglets in those first 12 hours?
    • However, individually housed sows can be protected from aggressive physical interactions if partitions are in place.
    • Their pigs forage in fields and woods, their sows only produce two litters of piglets a year and pigs are prepared at the farm butchery, so there's no transport of live animals.
    • At the start of the industry's depression in 1998 there were 850,000 breeding sows in the UK.
    • Apart from not seeing as many ploughs, you don't now see as many sows or cows scattered throughout the countryside.
    • Lactation insufficiency in the sow is an extremely complex syndrome, and over 30 different etiologies have been associated with the problem.
    • When breeding sows outlived their purpose they were sent to slaughter.
    • On average 800,000 pigs are slaughtered every year in New Zealand while some 50,000 sows are retained for breeding.
    • Planners are concerned about the proposed new building to house pregnant sows which would have a floorspace of 400 square metres and a ridge height of eight metres.
    • Pregnant sows can still be kept in sow stalls for the first four weeks of their 16 1/2-week pregnancy and the lengthy phase-out period.
  • 2

    • 2.1(block of iron)

      galápago masculine
      • He said most of the stock is ingot, whereas more consumers prefer T-bar or sow.

    • 2.2(channel)

      canal masculine