|Better Farming Series 02 - The Plant: the Stem; the Buds; the Leaves (FAO - INADES, 1976, 30 p.)|
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.