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vegetables and washing up as well as that from baths and showers. Don't use water that contains bleach or powerful household cleaning products, which could damage plants.Water-retaining granules can be added to the compost when planting bedding in pots
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Of glands or containing glands.
Any substance, organic or inorganic, used to increase soil nutrients. It can be straight, containing only one nutrient, such as nitrogen; or compound, containing more than one nutrient; or balanced, containing equal quantities of plant nutrients.
Refers to plants grown and marketed in containers ranging in size from one to five gallons. May be planted all year round.
A term that refers to alkaline soil, which contains calcium or calcium carbonate.
A thread of DNA containing genetic information that's located in the nucleus of all plant cells.
Small pieces of broken earthenware or flower pots, placed in the bottom of a container to aid drainage.
The name for a group of flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves.
In classification, monotypic groups are those that contain only a single species.