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Knobbly growth arising from the roots of leguminous plants. The root nodules contain bacteria used in nitrogen fixation.
The fertilised and matured ovule of a plant. It contains the embryo of a new plant, as well as nutrients for its development.
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A chemical compound used in the propagation of plants. Proprietary brands contain hormones needed to promote root cell development, as well as mineral nutrients and trace elements.
Refers to non-animal, non-vegetable substances that do not contain carbon. Often applied to chemical products used to improve the soil.
1) A pod. A dry open fruit containing one or more seeds, such as the pea or bean. 2) A member of the family Leguminosae.
1) A tubular projection located at the base of a petal, which often contains nectar. 2) A large lateral root, or the branch of a root.
The practice of reducing the number of plants in a bed or container to provide more room for growth. In fruit production, to reduce the crop of fruitlets early on in order to produce larger fruits for harvest.
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