Plowing as one of the 39 Melachot. means any work that improves the ground. As it would apply in current times, it mostly means that digging up a garden and/or fertilizing it. Raking a lawn would also be included.

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Most of this information is taken from the book "SABBATH Day of Eternity" by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, published by NCSY. In the book itself, there are notes that refer the reader to detailed footnotes. I am lucky to have found such a clear, concise manual with these brief overviews of laws so vast and complex there are Rabbis that specialize in them.

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