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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Earworm, Dent Corn, Cornmeal
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Corn - Warm season crop - 4 types of corn - Sweet - Field ( dent ) - Popcorn - Ornamental - Field corn and the sweet corn - difference is the mutant gene, non gmo - Sweet corn is only grown in...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Miscellaneous Debris, Greywater, Water Softening
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Water Water sources - Essential for the growth of plants - Timing is really important- needed for germination, growth, quality and quantity Grey water -Grey water - is the use of house hold water to water plants and v...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Indeterminate Growth, Agricultural Economics, Rubus Strigosus
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Rasberries Botanical ** do not need to know ** - R. strigosus is the American raspberry found native all across Canada - A yellow raspberry is a mutant red - Black raspberries is native to US and eastern Canada - Pu...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Sphagnum, Silt, Evapotranspiration
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Basics Planning / Analyzing the site: - Soup and salad garden ( small garden) - is for immediate consumption - Sustenance garden ( larger garden) - growing as much as you possibly can. You want to plant flowers in t...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Osteoporosis, Collagen, Hemoglobin
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Micronutrients - Enrichment- addition of vitamins and or minerals to a food when the respective micronutrients were lost during processing - Fortification - deliberately adding vitamins and or minerals to a food, desp...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Chlorophyll, Open Pollination
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Tomato - Huge variation in fruits and plants - Over 5,000 cultivars - some estimates as high as 7500 cultivars worldwide - Most popular garden transplant in North America Growth habit - Determinate - it grows then s...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Rootstock, Microclimate, Cultivar
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Apples Apples as an urban crop - Apples are perennial crops - Trees can occupy a fair amount of space so you don't want limited space - Advantage is it tastes better then what is available in the stores Hardiness zon...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Siliceous Rock, Sphagnum, Mica
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Soil What do soils do? - Has an impact on what you can grow in that type of soil - Has an impact on the style of garden that can be grown in it - You can improve bad soil but it takes a long time to get it to good qual...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Chlorophyll, Potash, Succulent Plant
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Soil fertility / fertilizers How soils holds and release nutrients - Soil fertility - the amount and availability of nutrients in the soil - Clays and organic matter are both cations, the more capacity they have the mo...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Weight-Bearing, Green Roof, Food Policy
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Urban planning and agriculture Food and cities linked - Before cities, people were hunter and gatherers - Increased agricultural practices they started to use and manipulate the plants. They grew them outside of wher...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Vermiculite, Perlite, Urban Heat Island
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Green roofs and rooftop agriculture - Green roof — a contained green space on top of a human made structure below, partly or wholly covered by plants - Extensive - inaccessible, not designed to be walked on, low main...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Aeration, Starch, Dry Matter
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Potato - Potato is the most consumer vegetable in the world - A tuber- a really short stem, the buds on the stem are the eyes on the tuber Growing condition - Cool season crop - Clay soils may restrict growth of tube...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Prunus Serotina, Cherry Plum, Prunus Cerasus
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Prunus - plums and cherries - Prunes - very diverse and commercially important group of plants - **** If you screw up with this one you will screw up with the pollination, if you have 2 of the same they will not self ...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Mosaic Virus, Scoville Scale, Pungency
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Capsicum - Native to south and central america - The part you consume is the immature fruit, they are extremely variable - It is the hottest of the vegetables we grow - Readily hybridize - Sweet bell peppers- they ...

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HORT 15 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Western Honey Bee, Worker Bee, Royal Jelly
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Urban beekeeping - Apis mellifera, the most common bees that are used for domesticated honey ( can survive our harsh winters ) - The majority of bees are used for pollination - 3 types of bees inside a colony -...

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