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what does the term 'growth checked' mean and how can it be prevented?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,541

    Hi Jenny image

    It means that for some reason the plant's growth has slowed down - it could be due to lack of water, lack of nutrition in the soil or a sudden change in temperature or something else. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,703

    Hello Jenny. Well, you have your little plant and it's growing away - compost nice, heat just right, water lovely. Then something comes along and upsets one of those things - a tender plant gets left out in the cold or something like that. The plant stops in its tracks. It takes a while for it to recover. Its growth is halted and sadly, sometimes badly affected.

    My brother was growth checked in WWII. Poor supplies of milk and calcium ruined his teeth.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,703

    Dove image snap.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ah I thought perhaps that's what it meant, just wanted to be sure - thank you image

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