Glossary


Term

Explanation

Bench

Narrow, raised platform on which plants are set out for display/sale

Breaker

Device threaded on end of hose to “break” flow of water into a spray

Flat

The plastic form used to hold a number of smaller containers; aka “tray.” May also refer to the holder, the containers and the plants: eg. “a flat of geraniums”

Order.mde

Computer program; used to create plant orders

pH

The measure of the acidity or alkalinity; 7.0 is neutral, less than 7.0 is considered acidic, more than 7.0 is considered basic

Picking

Collecting specific plants (based on a “pick list”) from various greenhouses and/or beds and loading them onto racks for delivery

Pocket-picker

Computer program; used to track plant production at BGH

Rack

Metal, 4-wheeled, multi-shelved “rack” used to transport plants

Skid

 

Aka pallet; standardized plastic or wooden base on which larger, bulk loads are moved (eg soil-filled containers ready for planting) by fork-lift or by skiddie. May also refer to the base and load together: eg “a skid of 10-inch hanging baskets with normal pH soil.”

Skiddie

Purpose-built, manual fork-lift used to move skids short distances at BGH

Tray

The plastic form used to hold a number of smaller containers; aka “flat” May also refer to the holder, the containers and the plants: eg. “a tray of geraniums”

T-stake

A metal or plastic sign-holder; usually stuck in larger containers (2 gal pots) – or anywhere else they can be of use in displaying information

 

 

Container Guide

Term

Explanation

1 gal

A 1 gallon pot (retail description of a single 660 pot)

2 gal

A 2 gallon pot

72

Flat of 72 cells, 6×12; usually for starting new plants

105

Flat of 105 cells, 7×15; usually for starting new plants

660

Flat of 6x 6-inch pots

855 Flat of 8 5.5 inch pots

850

Flat of 8x 5-inch pots

1204

Flat of 12x 4-pak cell containers

1040 Flat of 10 4 – inch pots

1540

Flat of 15x 4-inch pots

1801

A subtle variation on 1835

1835

Flat of 18x 3.5-inch pots

2401

Flat of 24x 2.5-inch pots

 

 

Notes:

1. In most – but not all – cases, the last two digits refer to the pot size (“60”=6-inch, “35”=3.5-inch) and the preceding digit(s) refer to the number of pots in a single flat.

2. Containers come in different colours – black, brown, green, grey; this is an important detail because different coloured pots of the same size will almost certainly be priced differently.