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Vegetables and Vegetable Farming The term vegetable in its broadest sense
refers to any kind of plant life or plant product; in the narrower sense, as used in
this article, however, it refers to the fresh, edible portion of a herbaceous plant ...
The quantity of seeds planted, or rate of planting, is mainly determined by the
characteristics of the vegetable plant. The size of seeds affects the number of
plants raised in a given area. Watermelon varieties, for example, differ in seed
trol disease, but the use of disease-resistant plant varieties is the most effective
means of control. Vegetable breeders have developed plant varieties resistant to
one or more diseases; such varieties are available for the bean, cabbage, ...
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