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(Adding some categories and a basic intro since this page was pretty much empty. I'll add more to this page later on.)
(Added intro paragraph to plant propagation (I'll add more to this soon), added info on soil testing, will add more about soil testing and testing kits soon after I do more research on how it all works.)
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'''Home Horticulture''' is a trial event run in [[Division B]] and [[Division C]] for the [[2021]] season. It is an event with both lab and exam portions that test knowledge about the practice of garden cultivation and management from home. Note: For all calculations, English units will be used as they are what is most commonly used in horticultural practices.
 
'''Home Horticulture''' is a trial event run in [[Division B]] and [[Division C]] for the [[2021]] season. It is an event with both lab and exam portions that test knowledge about the practice of garden cultivation and management from home. Note: For all calculations, English units will be used as they are what is most commonly used in horticultural practices.
  
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==Plant Propagation==
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Plant propagation is the process of growing more of a plant from plant parts such as seeds and cuttings. Growing plants in this way is often used for purposes such as creating aesthetically pleasing plant decorations and food cultivation.
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===Sexual Propagation===
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===Asexual Propagation===
 
==Plant Structure==
 
==Plant Structure==
 
==Soil==
 
==Soil==
 
===Soil Testing===
 
===Soil Testing===
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Soil tests can show the health and fertility of a plot of soil based upon the nutrients present. The wrong pH levels, nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium content of the soil can often make it harder for plants to thrive. Some plants also grow better in different soil conditions, meaning that after doing a soil test one can make adjustments to the soil properties so that the plant that is being cultivated can grow in its best soil conditions.
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For most plants (there are some exceptions), the pH of soil should be around 6.0 to 7.0 for them to thrive. If the soil is too acidic (lower on the pH scale), it is more prone to minerals that can be toxic when too much is absorbed, such as manganese. If the soil is too basic/alkaline (higher on the pH scale), plants can't take in the nutrients they need.
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====Soil Testing Kits====
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==Vegetables, Tree Fruit, and Small Fruit==
 
==Vegetables, Tree Fruit, and Small Fruit==
 
==Woody, Herbaceous, and Native Plants==
 
==Woody, Herbaceous, and Native Plants==

Revision as of 04:20, 23 October 2020

Home Horticulture is a trial event run in Division B and Division C for the 2021 season. It is an event with both lab and exam portions that test knowledge about the practice of garden cultivation and management from home. Note: For all calculations, English units will be used as they are what is most commonly used in horticultural practices.

Plant Propagation

Plant propagation is the process of growing more of a plant from plant parts such as seeds and cuttings. Growing plants in this way is often used for purposes such as creating aesthetically pleasing plant decorations and food cultivation.

Sexual Propagation

Asexual Propagation

Plant Structure

Soil

Soil Testing

Soil tests can show the health and fertility of a plot of soil based upon the nutrients present. The wrong pH levels, nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium content of the soil can often make it harder for plants to thrive. Some plants also grow better in different soil conditions, meaning that after doing a soil test one can make adjustments to the soil properties so that the plant that is being cultivated can grow in its best soil conditions. For most plants (there are some exceptions), the pH of soil should be around 6.0 to 7.0 for them to thrive. If the soil is too acidic (lower on the pH scale), it is more prone to minerals that can be toxic when too much is absorbed, such as manganese. If the soil is too basic/alkaline (higher on the pH scale), plants can't take in the nutrients they need.

Soil Testing Kits

Vegetables, Tree Fruit, and Small Fruit

Woody, Herbaceous, and Native Plants

Pests and Pest Management

Plant Diseases

Weeds and Invasive Plants

Other Wildlife

Helpful Wildlife

Nuisance Wildlife