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A young plant cultivated from seed (not from a cutting).
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Refers to the transfer of seedlings or rooted cuttings into pots.
Following fertilisation, germination is the sprouting of a seed into a seedling.
The transplanting of seedlings from the seedbeds in which they were sown, to new containers. The term is derived from the old practice of pricking small holes in the soil in preparation for the planting of the young seedlings.
The term used for fungal ailments, usually affecting seedlings, that cause the stem to rot off at soil level.
1) A plant that fails to conform to type.2) An inferior specimen among a group of seedlings.
A frame covered in glass or plastic used to protect outdoor plants and seedlings. The transparent sides admit sunlight and trap warmth that would otherwise escape at night.
An annual plant, the seeds of which can tolerate sub-zero winter temperatures and whose seedlings can survive spring frosts.
A small but well-rooted seedling raised in a cellular tray. These plants are particularly useful for covering large areas.