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    Chitting - getting spuds to sprout shoots prior to planting
    Armpits - side shoots of toms
    Haulms - potato stems and foliage
    HSL - Heritage seed library, part of garden organic who promote and preserve rare heritage varieties
    RHS - Royal Horticulture Society
    GW - Gardeners World
    TPS - True potato seed (actual seed), not to be confused with seed potato which is in fact just a potato that gets planted.
    CFB - Climbing French Bean
    DFB - Dwarf french bean
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    I thought HSL were the 'chairs for old people' company who sponsor all the nice English murders on the telly...

    BFB - Blood fish and bone, alternative ordering
    layering - pegging a branch to the ground so it roots and you have a new, free plant
    indeterminate = cordon = vine tomatoes
    determinate = bush tomatoes
    half-runner beans = French beans that can't make their minds up and grow to 3-4ft high

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    JI - John Innes compost - although I suspect I'm about the only grape that uses it.
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    JA - Jerusalem artichokes
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow100 View Post
    I thought HSL were the 'chairs for old people' company who sponsor all the nice English murders on the telly...
    Well that is a silly abbreviation - silly seed people. It is also the Health and Safety Laboratory Although I do like gardening from a nice comfy chair

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    layering - pegging a branch to the ground so it roots and you have a new, free plant
    VC might regret thread.

    Layering (lasgagne bed) - a way of placing different materials on top of one another to build up a bed i.e cardboard, kitchen waste, shredded paper, spent compost etc. etc.

    Edit: Ok, now I see why my hubby says I speak a load of gobbledygook when I talk gardening and vine.

    Scion - Cutting material which is grafted to a rootstock. Most often used when talking about fruit trees
    M27,M9,M26,M106,M111 and M25 - All types of apple rootstock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    M27,M9,M26,M106,M111 and M25 - All types of apple rootstock
    Now you need to explain this too

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    Smith Period - a period of warmish, high humidity weather than can suggest blight is on its way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandasyard View Post
    Now you need to explain this too
    Rootstock - Most commonly used when talking about fruit trees. It is a root that is usually grafted to a scion for various reasons but the main reason (for fruit trees) is to govern overall size.
    M27 - Rootstock used for apples which can give a final height upto 2m in perfect conditions
    M9 - Rootstock used for apples which can give a final height upto 2 - 2.5m in perfect conditions
    M26 - Rootstock used for apples which can give a final height upto 3.5m in perfect conditions
    MM106 - Rootstock used for apples which can give a final height upto 4.5m in perfect conditions
    M111 - Rootstock used for apples which can give a final height upto 4-5m in perfect conditions
    M25 - Rootstock used for apples which can give a final height upto 6m in perfect conditions

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