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Horticulture for gardening

Horticulture is the industry and science of plant cultivation, particularly of ornamentals and edibles, and includes the process of preparing soil for the planting of seeds, tubers, or cuttings. Whilst horticulture is practised on a domestic scale in many gardens, it is also practised on a commercial scale through garden centres, plant centres and nurseries, where activities range from preparing seeds and cuttings to the growing of fully mature plants. These products are often sold or transferred to ornamental gardens or market gardens.

Horticulture's distinction from agriculture is principally on scale of production and marketing, and each of arboriculture (trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants); floriculture (floral crops); olericulture (vegetables); pomology (fruits); viticulture (grapes) and landscape horticulture (landscape plants) can also be practised commercially on a field scale.

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