When a plants roots are exposed to air they die. Fabric potting bags have become popular in recent years as the roots are naturally air pruned once they reach the edges of the bag preventing the plants from becoming pot bound.
Alternate Leaf Arrangement
The first two leaves that appear when the seeds sprout. Occasionally a plant will have three or four cotyledons. These are not true leaves.
FIMing (Fuck I Missed)
A pruning technique where the top of the plant is cut off when the stem branches. Instead of making a clean cut the cut is made through the forming nodes, leaves and branches. It was discovered by marijuana growers and has been adopted by chilli growers.
A cheap, simple hydroponics method.
Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K). They’re the nutrients pepper plants are commonly fertilised with. When you look at fertilisers and see numeric values like 10-5-10 the numbers represent the amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in the fertiliser.
Opposite Leaf Arrangement
Letting your seeds sit in a liquid for an amount of time before germination. Depending on what you soak your seeds in it’s thought to soften the seed coat helping the roots to emerge, kill bacteria, mimic a seeds progression through an animals tract like they would in nature and a variety of other things.
A plant that a scion will be grafted on to.
Part of a plant that will be grafted onto root stock.
When a seed first sprouts it has two leaves (occasionally you’l get three or four) called cotyledons. The second pair of leaves that come through are the first true leaves, any additional leaves are true leaves.
The roots of the plant sitting in water. Wet feet is usually caused by the pot being used not draining properly.