What does the word tilth mean?

Usage examples for tilth

  1. As long as the plants would permit, the soil was cultivated every few days and kept in a state of perfect tilth. – Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato by William Warner Tracy
  2. Tilth also helped- the field trees bent and often broke under their fruity burdens. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams