The practice of farming, such as growing crops and ranching animals to provide food and other products.


A term used by gardeners when soil or compost has a pH level between 7.0 and 14. 


Refers to garden blooms that complete their life cycle in one growing season, or a year or less.

Bare Root

Plant, tree or shrub with the root exposed, ready for transplanting.

Beneficial Insect


Natural organisms such as beneficial insects used to deter garden pests.


The edges or frame of your property or garden area.



Compost is an organic material that can be added to the soil, helping the plants to grow. You can even make your own compost heap!



Refers to the process by which a seed begins to sprout.

Heat Tolerance

The ability of a plant or crop to thrive or withstand heat-triggered issues such as poor pollination, premature flowering, etc.


Tomatoes that can grow and produce fruit all season until the first frost.



Plants or flowers that can fill your garden with full blooms all spring, summer and fall. It’s also considered as a plant that lives for more than two years.


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