root system


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root system

n.
1. All of the roots of a plant.
2. The arrangement of the roots of a plant: a branched root system.
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Noun1.root system - a developed system of rootsroot system - a developed system of roots    
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
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Within a shrouded New Zealand forest, a tree stump keeps itself alive by holding onto the roots of its neighboring trees, exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system.
Mulch should be kept over the root zone as it expands, but avoid planting flowers and other garden plants in that area so as not to disturb the root system.
This allows a stronger root system. Keep the plots clean and rotate crops each year.
Traditionally this has always been thought to be the prime time for purchasing and planting roses, as a rose planted during this dormant period will have time to put down a strong root system, before concentrating their energy into flower production during the summer months.
Peonies have a large root system and will be happier in open ground than a pot so if you space available I consider replanting back in the ground this autumn.
Cut off the smaller pot and gently tease out the root system. Replant in the larger one and cover with gravel or pebbles and gently lower it to the bottom of your pond.
The technique of splitting the root system into two or more parts has been studied in various crops, especially in other countries (Koushafar et al., 2011; Yang et al., 2012; Sun et al., 2013; Wang et al., 2013).
The best way to get rid of it is with persistent digging to remove as much of the root system as possible and then pulling out any new shoots.
Scottish ska punk dance stars Root System will be the headline act at Rockerbie next Saturday.
These trees have the advantage of a root system that is relatively undisturbed at planting, but beware of "potbound" container trees.