dictionary of the vegetable garden.
Here are some explanations of
gardening terms that are recurrent in books about gardening.
degree of acidity of a soil.
A soil with pH
soil with 6.5 <pH <7.5.
soil / Basic soil
soil with pH> 7.
A plant that's
sown, that blooms and dies in the same year.
plant that's sown and forms leaves the first year, and blooms and dies in the second year.
plant that lives for several years. Often it
disappears in winter, but it regrowns in the spring.
plant that has two blooms in the same year.
plant that's resistant to cold.
A plant issue from the
crossing of two different species.
portion of the stem of a plant that grows roots (in the soil or in
water) to form a new plant.
stem issued by the roots of a plant.
A young plant issued by the mother plant through a long stem.
multiplication method often used for perennials: divide a large
clump into several fragments.
roots and stems of a bare root plant (remove about 1/3).
the bare roots of a plant with a sort of mud to prevent them from drying
up after planting.
A little bit of chemistry
essential nutrient for a plant, which favorises the growth of leaves
essential nutrient for a plant that favorises rooting.
nutrient for a plant, which favorises a good fertilization and a
natural resistance to diseases.
A disease caused
by fungi, often microscopic.
protection product that fights against plant diseases caused by
plant protection product that fights against insects. Avoid.
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