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Thread: A Glossary of Vine Abbreviations and Phrases

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    Brilliant idea. I wish it was around before. I was always too embarrassed to ask ��
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    What does "bolt" mean??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandasyard View Post
    What does "bolt" mean??
    Bolt - the unwanted flowering of a plant i.e lettuces, oriental veg, rhubarb
    similar to
    Weed - unwanted plant or plant in the wrong place

    SFG - Square foot gardening. A method in which to get maximum crops from an area.
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    As we have a few new grapes with lots of questions I thought I would remind you of this thread
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    Scape - the flower spike of an allium
    Bulbil - small bulbs which grow from the flower heads of certain alliums
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    I added scape before you posted and CACA and Hutton period
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    Hardy (H) - Will survive cold.
    Tender (T) - A plant that is a wuss when it comes to cold and the abbreviation can often be found used on seed packs of perennial seeds (HP) but is usually left off on annuals.
    Perennial (P) - A plant that grows year after year and the abbreviation is often used on plant descriptions/ seed packets
    Annual (A) - A plant that grows, flowers and dies all in the same year and the abbreviation is often used on plant descriptions/ seed packets
    Bi-annual / Biennial (B) - A plant that grows the first year then flowers and dies in the second year and the abbreviation is often used on plant descriptions/ seed packets. Sometimes used to described short lived perennials.
    Hotbed - A grow area made on top of decomposing material which gives off heat. Used for extending the season or more heat loving plants
    Hydroponics - A method of growing plants without soil
    Aquaponics - Sometimes used in conjunction with hydroponics to form a growing system.
    Grow lights - Lights used to grow plants when there are low levels of natural light i.e chilli plants in winter.
    Propagator - A closed system in which to start seeds and cuttings. Heated propagators are often preferred by gardeners

    It might be worth changing the link on the VSP bit

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