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Span

To cover all contingencies within a specified range.

Span

A unit of length equivalent to nine inches.
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When shoots are no more than a handspan tall and still solid, expose the crown and slide a sharp knife between a strong shoot and the crown of the plant, severing it without damaging the tubers.
When shoots are no more than a handspan tall and still solid, expose the crown, slide a sharp knife between a strong shoot and the crown of the plant, severing it without damaging tubers.
HOW TO TAKE A BASAL CUTTING When shoots are no more than a handspan tall and still solid, expose the crown, slide a sharp knife between a strong shoot and the crown of the plant, severing it without damaging tubers.