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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.
1) Pertaining to the root.2) The embryonic root, which is the first part of a seedling to emerge from a seed during germination.
In those wonderful James Herriot stories, there is a woman called Mrs Pumphrey, whose spoilt dog is known as ‘flop-bot’. With a name like that, there is no need for a description. When a tray of seedlings suffers with the horticultural equivalent
Water beans and pick them regularlyTransplant brassica seedlings from the seedbed to their final positions, spacing them about 30-45cm apart. Brussels sprouts need about 75cmPlant out leek seedlings from their seedbed once they are pencil thick
Carrots need space to develop fully so, once germinated, go over your rows of carrots and pick out the weakest-looking vegetable seedlings to leave a 2cm - 4cm space around remaining seedlings. If you're very careful in extracting the seedling from