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nymphaeum

Garden; Gardening

A nymphaeum or nymphaion (Greek: νυμφαίον), in ancient Greece and Rome, was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs. These monuments were originally natural grottoes, which ...

Bacillus thuringiensis

Garden; Gardening

A bacterium which will destroy the stomach cells of insects that consume it. It degrades quickly in sunlight so spray early in the evening. This biological insecticides will also kill young butterfly ...

F1

Garden; Gardening

Breeders use this term and it refers to the first generation offspring, from two plants that have been bred. The F1 may have desired qualities of either or both parents.

F2

Garden; Gardening

This is the product of two F1 plants that have been crossed. This is considered the second generation. This will not necessarily produce a great plant.

Integrated pest management

Garden; Gardening

A method by which gardeners can learn to manage and eradicate pests by choosing appropriate plants providing good growing conditions and minimising pests rather than annihilating them.

PH

Garden; Gardening

The scale where the acidity and alkalinity of soil is measured. It starts at "1" for acid and goes to "14" for alkali. Most gardens will fall between 5.5 - 8.6.

VFN

Garden; Gardening

Indicate whether or not a plant is resistant to verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, or certain nematodes. Many times all three.

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