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Tap root
The large, central root that grows downwards, and from which smaller, lateral roots grow.
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tap root
The main root of a plant around which all the other roots will grow. They are typically the longest root on the plant.
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Tap Root: The main root growing vertically into the soil.
Tender: A plant that has no resistance to frost.
Tendril: A thin, long stem used for attaching to nearby branches, trellis, fences, etc.

tap root
The main, thick root growing straight down from a plant. (not all plants have tap roots)
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Tap root
To evenly spread fertilizers or other soil amendments over the surface of the soil
The structure at the tip of the corn plant, which is the male flower ...

~ The primary or thick main root growing straight down from a plant.
Taxonomythe The science of plant classification and nomenclature.
T-budding A type of grafting that places a bud into a T-shaped cut on a stock.

~ A thick central root attached directly to the crown of the plant that branches little if at all. A strong root, sometimes swollen, which grows vertically into the soil or compost. Tender An indoor plant which requires a minimum temperature of 60"F.

~: A stout, tapering primary root that has limited side branching or fine roots.
TENDER: An indoor plant which requires a minimum temperature of 60F.
TENDER PLANTS: Plants which are unable to endure frost or freezing temperatures.

~s can also serve to store food reserves, making them even more self-sufficient and resilient.
Because the taproot goes so deeply into the soil, it can be very hard to dig and lift the plant. Think of the dandelions in the yard.

~ -- A strong root, sometimes swollen, which grows vertically into the soil or compost.
TENDER -- An indoor plant which requires a minimum temperature of 60"F. Occasional short exposure to temperatures below this level may be tolerated. Compare hardy and half hardy.

~ - The main primary root that grows vertically into the ground. From that, other roots sprout laterally.
Tender Plants - Plants that are unable to withstand frost or freezing temperatures.

Due to the ~, common amongst Australian natives, there is a higher chance of the pots drying out quicker. Colin resolved this issue by planting his bonsais in slightly deeper dishes to get them started. But for competition, he presents them in the shallower dishes.

Allow most of ~ to remain. Trim tops 1 to 1-1/2 inches.
Select heads that are fresh, firm, tender, tight and crisp. Color should be dark green with a bluish cast. The minimum diameter of the head should be 3 inches with the stalk 6 to 8 inches long.

Parsley has a long ~ and so needs a nice tall container. Your parsley needs to be watered deeply so the moisture gets right down to the bottom.The leaves need to be cut at the bottom during the growing season starting at the outside of the plant first.

~s and smaller lateral roots show water-soaked, very dark brown discoloration of cortical and xylem tissue. Very few lateral roots remain on diseased plants and the ~s may also be shorter compared with those of healthy plants. Stems are usually infected at the soil line and may girdle.

Nope, trees have deep roots to anchor them, but ~s do very little to feed trees. Even the mighty oak, seventy feet tall with a ~ half that length does all of its feeding in the top foot of the soil profile.

If you just have a dandelion or two in the lawn, you can use a long, thin digging fork to dig down and grab the roots (dandelions have a long ~). Local weeds in the flower and vegetable beds can all be pulled up by hand. It's safe, plus it gives you good exercise too.

In the case of weeds with ~s such as dandelions and Queen Anne's lace, it's best to dig up the entire root systems. If you leave behind even the tiniest piece of ~, you'll soon have more of the same weed.

Dandelions have deep ~s and are spread by airborne florets of fine hairs. The best treatment for abating them is to have a healthy, thick growing lawn in the first place that cuts off access to sunlight and other nutrients that dandelions need.

This insect pest bores into the vine, usually near the ~. Left unchecked, it eats right through the vine. Once it gets inside, the only way to kill it is to surgically remove it.

However, most nut trees have a long ~ which makes them difficult to transplant, so you may have more success by planting nuts from an established local tree.

If the grow bag is on soil the longer ~s of tomatoes which search out water may well then grow into the soil below and find a good supply of water. In some of the examples we have seen, this is repeated year after year with little or no introduction of pest and disease into the soil below.

Divide in spring or fall. Remove the tapering ~ and cut the root into sections with at least one eye per section and replant in their permanent position.
Maintenance and care: Remove flowers if you want to preserve leaf flavor.
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These cover crops are great at scavenging soil for nitrogen with long ~s. Once the grain and grasses are mature they can either be harvested for feed or killed used for green manure, weed suppression and no till farming.

Increase the amount of water per application to achieve greater soaking depths for development of healthy ~s. Alternate soil moisture from good deep soakings to moderately dry in between watering. Roots need a balance of oxygen.

I like the dandelions, too--deep ~s that transform nutrients from deep in the ground and bring them to the surface. I pull them up before they flower and compost them.
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Start from seed (preferred) or seedling. Due to its sensitive ~, cilantro does best with direct sowing into the garden, however, if you’re very careful, it is possible to start them early and transplant later.

Dandelions are major yard pests. Difficult to eradicate, these broadleaf weeds have ~s that grow 18 inches deep in the soil. The best time to kill dandelions is right… Read More
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Remove all parts of the roots: rhizome, ~ and bits of brick bat. But, don't be over hasty. Keep an eye out for surviving plants. This is especially important in winter when they may be 'resting' below ground. Let them grow, and if they're no good take them out.

Root Crops are seldom transplanted because digging up the plant usually breaks the ~, causing misshapen and forked roots.
For more information, see the following Colorado State Extension fact sheet(s).

A root system which contains many thin roots rather than a single ~.
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Parsnip tends to produce high yields in a small amount of space, and have long harvesting periods. The underground ~ grows to 8' with celery like leaves on top.
Growing Parsnips is not recommended for container gardening.

Do your 'sit down' weeding with a hand cultivator. Hand cultivators allow you to dig down and remove the ~s of perennial weeds without needing to strain your back by bending over repeatedly.
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~ - The main root, sometimes swollen, which grows vertically into the soil. It is hard to transplant perennials with ~s.
TENDER - An indoor plant which requires a minimum temperature of 60F. Occasional short exposure to temperatures below this level may be tolerated.

Daucus carota (carrots), Brassica rapa (turnips), and Beta vulgaris (beets) have main or ~s containing food. Ipomoea batatas (sweet potatoes) and Dahlia spp. (dahlia) have secondary roots transformed into tuberous roots packed with food.

Pulling weeds manually. "Pulling weeds is intensive labor unless there are just a few weeds," Landschoot points out. "Many times it is ineffective because pulling weeds often leaves the ~ in the ground, allowing the weed to grow again." ...

Salsify is sometimes called "oyster plant" or "vegetable oyster" because its cooked flavor is similar to oysters. It is also called "goatsbeard", its thin, grassy looking leaves grow in a compact tuft from the crown of the sturdy ~. The edible part is the long, fleshy, white root.

Keeping the soil loose and aerated can help prevent the spread of knotweed. Because it has a long ~, it can be difficult to remove. A covering of mulch or plastic sheeting will prevent growth, or herbicides can be used to destroy the plant.

These generally include plants with long ~s that can find buried sources of water; succulents that store moisture in their leaves; and still others with silvery foliage to reflect sunlight, a waxy coating to lock in moisture, or woolly leaves that help conserve moisture.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Plant, Soil, Root, Flower, Gardening?

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