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Gall
A swelling or growth produced by plant in response to insects, fungi, or other organisms.
 
Germinate
To sprout.
 
Girdling
The choking of a branch by a wire, rope or other inflexible material which usually occurs most often in woody stemmed plants that have been tied down too tightly without regard for growth.
 
Grafting
Method of propagation by which an artificial union is made between different parts of individual plants.
 
Green manure
A crop of growing plants, such as rye grass, that is plowed under while still green and allowed to decay and enrich the soil. Usually turned over into the soil a few weeks before new planting begins.
 
Ground cover
A crop of growing plants, such as rye grass, that is plowed under while still green and allowed to decay and enrich the soil.
 
Growing point
The tip of a stem, which is responsible for extension growth.
 

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