7. Planting

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7. Planting:[1]

A. What items are forbidden to be planted during Shemita?

It is forbidden to plant any produce during Shemita.

This includes:[2]

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Non-fruit bearing trees[3]
  • Roses
  • Flowers
  • Grass

B. May one ask a gentile to plant for him?[4]

It is forbidden to ask a gentile to plant for him during Shemita.



May one plant flowers during Shemita?

No. It is forbidden to plant anything during Shemita including flowers and other non-fruit bearing plants.


May one throw seeds on an earth ground during Shemita?

Some Poskim[5] avoided doing so during the Shemita year.



[1] Rambam 1:5

[2] Grac”h Naah

[3] Rambam 1:5

[4] Toras HaShemita 2:1

[5] Chazon Ish brought in Derech Emunah 1:18

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