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Glossary

DE

Diatomaceous Earth: Often used as a soil amendment and/or as a treatment for ants and other insects. Also used as an absorbent for spills and such. Goes by many brand names, one of which is Opti-Sorb

Flushing

Periodic growth

FS

For Sale

FT

For Trade

Graft

Joining tissue from one plant onto another so that the two sets of vascular systems grow together. Commonly used to propogate plants or to grow multiple varieties on one (root) system. You can find many grafting items here.

Grafting

Joining tissue from one plant onto another so that the two sets of vascular systems grow together. Commonly used to propogate plants or to grow multiple varieties on one (root) system. You can find many grafting items here.

GRIN

Germplasm Resources Information Network

Grow light

Artificial supplemental lighting for indoor growing.

ISO

In search of

Lenticels

Pores in the skin of the fruit.

Monoembryonic

Single embryo in seed, producing a seedling that is a genetic cross between the mother tree and pollen donor.

Newbie

Someone new to growing and all the idiosyncracies involved.

NGRP

National Genetic Resources Program: See GRIN.

Noob

Someone new to growing and all the idiosyncracies involved.

NPGS

National Plant Germplasm System: A collaborative effort to safeguard the genetic diversity of agriculturally important plants, including mangoes. The mission of the NPGS is to support agricultural production by acquiring, conserving, evaluating, documenting, and distributing crop germplasm.

Ovate

Egg-shaped

Panicle

Branched flower spike with many flowers

Peat Moss

Harvested dead moss that had sunk below the living spaghnum. It is actually the dead, decayed plant matter of sphagnum moss that settles at the bottom of the sphagnum bogs. Dried and ground

PH

Potential of hydrogen - measure of acidity or basicity of aqueous or other liquid solutions. 7 is neutral.

Pinch

To remove the apical tips of growing tips to induce side branching. Usually done during active growth.

PITA

Pain in the Arse surprise

Plashing

Interweaving branches together. Can be used to "fuse" two trees together so they look like one.

Pleaching

Interweaving branches together. Can be used to "fuse" two trees together so they look like one.

Polyembryonic

Seed with multiple embryos, producing seedlings that are genetically identical to parent tree.

Pre-rooting

Using any number of methods to get roots started on a cutting/scion. The more popular methods are cups and bags but some even direct plant into the ground.

Prune

To cut off parts for better shape or more fruitful growth. Usually done while dormant.

RH

Relative Humidity of the ambient air.

RKN

Root-Knot Nematode: A root parasite that can be a problem for fruit trees.

Root

a: the usually underground part of a seed plant body that originates usually from the hypocotyl, functions as an organ of absorption, aeration, and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support, and differs from a stem especially in lacking nodes, buds, and leaves

b: any subterranean plant part (such as a true root or a bulb, tuber, rootstock, or other modified stem)

Rooting

Getting a cutting to grow roots using any number of methods.

SIP

Sub Irigated Planter: A self-watering container or raised bed planter is perfect for a gardener who is trying to conserve water in a drought ridden climate.

Spaghnum Peat Moss

Gathered while live intact dried moss comprised of long fibers. Commonly used in pre-rooting. Long fibered sphagnum moss Heavy fibered, fluffy, clean For any gardening project such as transplanting, growing bulbs, ending soil erosion, rooting cuttings, soil mixes Absorbs and retains 20 times its weight in water, twice as much as a cellulose sponge Use as hanging basket and pot fillers, soil less gardening For soil mixes, it offers excellent root aeration and also used for rooting bulbs, cuttings and swamp gardens Bagged

SWD

spotted wing drosophila a type of fruit fly that is a royal PITA.

SWP

Self Watering Planter: A self-watering container or raised bed planter is perfect for a gardener who is trying to conserve water in a drought ridden climate.

Up pot

Transplant to a larger container.

up-pot

Transplant to a larger container.

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture: Also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally.

WTB

Want to buy

WTS

Want to sell

WTT

Want to trade