Gardening Glossary: S

self-blanching: A type of cauliflower with leaves that naturally curl over the head and exclude light. Requires cool temperatures for leaves to curl effectively.

sets: Small onion bulbs, about 1/2-inch wide, that were started from seed the previous year. Grow onion sets with the pointy end up.

side-dressing: The act of adding a small amount of fertilizer around or "on the side" of plants after they're growing.

succession planting: Planting small, 2-to-4-foot patches of plants every two weeks throughout the growing season so that you can harvest a crop over an extended period of time.

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