Plant – to put in the ground for the purposes of growth. You can also plant in a pot or container. To plant is an active verb and the basis of much of gardening.
Plant – a living organism and member of the vegetable kingdom often used as a noun to include trees and shrubs as well as other growing flowers, weeds or herbs.
Plantlet – mini plants or offspring from a main plant as a means of reproducing themselves. e.g. Strawberry runners and Houseleeks (Sempervivum alpinum)
Planter – an ornamental container for plants most often used outdoors.
Plant up – a border or area filled with plants – a container can be ‘planted up’ with a selection of plants.
Plantain – a genus of plants that includes Bananas and a UK weed.
Planting – the act of putting plants, bulbs and roots into a growing medium. A planting is also used as a group term for a collection of plants ie a flower clock can be a ‘planting’ of low growing Sedum and coloured leaved plants.
Plant Kingdom – is a division of living things the other being the animal kingdom. Plant kingdom includes green plants, land plants such as worts and mosses and red algae.
Gardening Plant Tips
- Bare rooted plants are normally planted out in spring and autumn when the soil is warm and there is sufficient moisture.
- Plants grown in containers can usually planted at any time.
- Water new plants once they are planted and keep watering until they become established and able to find moisture for themselves
- Plant your plants in a good hole about twice the size of it’s rootball.
- Firm the plant into the ground with a fist or heel so it can’t easily be pulled out or have the soil moved to uncover the roots.
- Before planting the ground should be prepared by breaking up the soil. Add humus and fertiliser to give your plants roots the best home.