|Better Farming Series 02 - The Plant: the Stem; the Buds; the Leaves (FAO - INADES, 1976, 30 p.)|
|Plan of work|
|Where is the stem?|
|How a stem is made|
|What the stem does|
|How a leaf is made|
|The shape of leaves|
|What are leaves for?|
|How the leaf changes raw sap into elaborated sap|
|Organic matter in the plant|
|The plant breathes.|
|The plant transpires.|
|Some practical applications|
|The plant needs air and light|
|The plant needs water|
|The plant needs its leaves|
How buds are made
A bud is made of little leaves; they are hard and very closely
packed and called scales.
These scales are stuck together.
They protect the inside of the bud.
The scales protect the inside of the bud
What are buds for?
Flowers come out of certain buds. These are called flower
Leaves or shoots come out of certain buds. These are called leaf buds.
Where are the bude?
They are at the tip of the stem and on the stem.
· Those at the tip of the stem
enable the stem and shoots to grow.
· Those at the base of the leaves produce shoots, leaves and flowers.