Likely to break, snap, or crack, as when subjected to pressure: brittle bones.
Add a definition to this term
Return to the Gardenology homepage ...
Larry plants these carrots in the spring and a second crop in late July for a fall harvest. They are crisp and so it is best to dig them out deeply with a garden fork (pitch fork). This one is great eaten raw.
Brittlebrush grows in clumps and forms a profusion of yellow blooms from March to June.
Cliffrose produces a fragrant white flower usually found at mid elevations between 3500 and 8500 feet and grows well in rocky areas.
Dry and leaves
Too little water or low humidity
Follow the proper procedure for watering houseplants. Increase humidity.
Wind Resistance (remove coconuts)/Tolerates Flooding ...
It was a little plant with tiny furry leaves edged in a tinge of red. It went into my new bed from a one-gallon container, then just sat there.
Peppers are brittle plants that break easily, especially when they are loaded with fruit late in the season.
They become after about 5 years and can crack if banged too hard. If you are careful they can several years.
Drainage Material ...
Greengages: Green, European-type plum; round, green or golden skinned
Santa Rosa: Golden yellow fruit
Red Heart: Large fruit, red skin
Black Hawk: Freestone
Brittlewood: Clingstone; holds shape when preserved ...
Remove any dry, or dead leaves.
Carefully place your strawberry plant in the pot. Hold the crown of the plant and arrange the roots so that they are splayed over the vermiculite.
The more clay it has, the more solid and less-brittle it will appear. Although it is not unique to any one place, you can usually find an abundance of clay soil in the southeast portions of the U.S.
Peony roots and eyes (buds) are , so plant carefully. Dig a generous hole and position the rootstock so the eyes face up and are no more than 1-2 inches below the surface of the soil once it's been filled in and firmed.
In the later stages of disease, margins of lower leaves die and become brittle, and eventually entire stems yellow and die.
Dahlia tubers are . Just the weight of this root ball resting on a tuber will snap it off. The soil was pretty wet, so it clung tightly to the tubers.
Bleeding heart may be divided in October but the roots are brittle so use caution. Seedmay be sown in late summer or early fall and may be stratified for 6 weeks at 41 degreesor less prior to planting.
The stems are , so protection form high winds is desirable.
They are often grown in flower beds as well as pots and hanging baskets.
Plants are usually obtained as single plants in four inch pots or larger.
To use stevia in cooking, once you've harvested the stalks, hang them upside down to dry until the leaves are brittle. Or you can pull the leaves off the stem immediately and spread them out to dry on a screen.
Leaves on affected branches turn dull green to yellow and curl, then become dry, and turn brown. Some trees die several weeks after becoming infected, while others wilt slowly and survive for a year or more.
"It doesn't have brittle wood that'll snap and blow apart in a cyclone. The shape is also important. Look for trees with an open canopy," David said.
The African mahogany Khaya senegalensis is a beautiful tree.
These roots should not be dry or .
No roots should be showing above the surface of the soil.
The stems and trunks will determine the shape and fullness of the plant.
The main stem(s) should be thick and healthy in appearance.
Roots are reddish-brown, brittle and often limited to the upper portion of the media in a container or very close to the soil surface (upper 2 inches).
Because petals become fairly after drying, be very careful when removing flowers from the mixture. Pour off or gently brush to one side some of the mixture on the surface of the container.
If the wood is dry and brittle chances are the plant is dead. If it is still sappy and light green/yellow inside then there is still life in the plant.
Cut out any dead bits. Water regularly at the roots only.
Remove all dead wood that is gray and (cut it at the base). This year's crop will be produced on those canes that grew from the base last year and are brown and viable with spring growth. The easiest way to grow blackberries is on a trellis.
Finished consistency should be brittle.
(Make sure it's completely dry (brittle). Dried oranges have a tendency to mold if there's any moisture left in the fruit.)
Over time, the fuel lines or hoses on weed eater trimmers can become hard and . Fuel or air leaks can form as a result. The hose inside the fuel filter may also collapse due to softening. This can prevent fuel from traveling to the carburetor.
If the stem is mushy or brittle, check the roots for the same conditions. The roots too should be pliable but firm. If both the stems and roots are brittle or mushy, the plant is dead and you will simply need to start over.
Seedlings must be handled very carefully, as they are delicate and often . Never
be tempted to hold a seedling by its root or stem as irreparable damage can be
caused. Always hold it by the edge of the seed leaf.
Consider growth rate, strength, and brittleness when locating trees near walkways or structures. Ask whether the mature tree s root system is likely to damage sidewalks, foundations, or sewer lines.
Dead wood will be dark or , often with the bark falling away. Diseased wood is often a different color than the other branches. The branch here is damaged and the open wound is an invitation to insects and further disease.
Gray or brittle fine roots indicate a tree that was allowed to dry out, a sure recipe for failure. With proper planning, inspection and care, you are sure to be satisfied with your choice, and enjoy the fruits of your labor for a long time.
The leaves become thick and and may turn dark green. Portions between two joints on the stem of infected plants become shortened, resulting in a striking dwarfing and stunting of infected plants, ...
Staking will help support the plant, but because the plant is so brittle, be sure to stake baby's breath plants well before the summer blooms appear to avoid damaging the plant.
See also: Plant, Growing, Flower, Soil, Light