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Hort 6 voc seed

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Capillary action movement of water upward through narrow spaces in the soil
Cross pollination a process in which pollen of one plant unites with the egg of a different plant
Dibble a tool used for making a hole for transplanting seedlings
Direct seeding planting seeds in a permanent growing site
Embryo a new plant that is developed as a result of fertilaiztion
Endosperm the food supply for the young developing seedling which is contained in the seed.
Germinate to sprout or begin to grow
Hardening off gradually subjecting plants to more difficult growing conditions to prepare them for transplanting
Hybrid an offspring of two different varieties of one plant which possesses certain characteristics of each parent.
Indirect seeding a process in which seed is sown in a separate place from there the plants will eventually grow.
Micropropagation another name for tissue culture
Named varieties specific individual strains of one type of plant which have been named to indicate their particular traits
Peat moss - partially decomposed vegetation usually from bogs that has a high water holding capacity
Perlite a white granular material used to help loosen or open up spaces in rooting media
Pollen male sex cells in plants
Primed when seed are enhanced for better germination and development
Propagate to increase in number or to reproduce
Seed coat the outer covering of the seed
Seedling young plants that have been germinated several days
Self pollination fertilization of a plant with its own pollen
Sexual reproduction involving male and female sex cells
Sphagnum moss similiar to peat moss
Tissue culture new method for rapidly reproducing plants using terminal bud tissue
True to seed reproducing offspring from seed which are nearly exact duplicated of the plant
Vermiculite a light material with a neutral pH used to increase the moisture-holding capacity of media
Created by: sbowen