Definition of side shoot in English:

side shoot

noun

  • A shoot growing from the side of a plant's stem.

    • ‘The opposite corner is marked by a bright spray of canary yellow broccoli flowers, from a few side shoots we left in place when we harvested the crop.’
    • ‘Pinch side shoots of flowering stems to get the biggest flowers.’
    • ‘Using a sharp, clean knife or clippers, cut the tip of a side shoot that has at least three leaf joints.’
    • ‘If the plant has not been pruned for a couple of years and still looks too big after this, the flowering stems can be trimmed back to just above a side shoot.’
    • ‘After blooms fade in spring, shorten main canes and side shoots.’
    • ‘If the shrub is still too tall, cut back the stems to just above a strong side shoot.’
    • ‘Feed tomatoes regularly, pinching out any side shoots that form and tying the main stems to canes for support.’
    • ‘Prune indoor and outdoor grapevines, cutting back each side shoot to within one or two buds of the main stem.’
    • ‘Prune the flowering side shoots to two to three buds above the structural canes during the dormant season.’
    • ‘After they have produced fruit, cut them back to the second side shoot near the overhead support, and these will start growing again.’
    • ‘The main stalk and side shoots are ready for harvest once the flower buds start to form.’
    • ‘Remove shoots that grow from the roots or the vine, but not side shoots that arise from your selected strong shoot.’
    • ‘The shoots are then harvested as they become ready - nipping off the shoots encourages the plant to form more side shoots.’
    • ‘Cucumbers grow vertically as a single stem until they reach the support cable, then the top is cut off and two side shoots are allowed to grow over the cable and hang down.’
    • ‘As the vines grow, they're tied to the poles, and side shoots are pinched off to preserve a single main stem.’
    • ‘Unlike the brassicas, which can only be grown from seed, Chinese spinach can be propagated from cuttings of side shoots which have not yet flowered.’
    • ‘The plant responds with side shoots, giving you more blooms.’
    • ‘Plants in open pots were grown from rooted side shoots.’
    • ‘The largest side shoots can be 18 inches long, and the thinnest about six inches long.’
    • ‘The sweet peas were pinched out last week so they will soon be sending out side shoots and tendrils that will need a support to cling on to.’
    shoot, sucker, tendril, runner, scion, slip, offset, sprout, sprig, stem, twig, branch, bough, limb, spur
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Pronunciation

side shoot

/ˈsīd ˌSHo͞ot/