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Manure
An organic material excreted by animals (usually from steer is sold commonly) this is used as a fertilizer and an amendment to enrich the soil.
 
Mature plant
A plant that is old enough to produce blooms and seeds.
 
Meristem
Any growing point of both root and stem on a plant, where active cell division is taking place. There are both apical and axillary meristems.
 
Microclimate
In general terms the character of a particular piece of land as influenced by purely local factors like elevation, direction and degree of slope, nearby buildings and vegetation such as trees and hedges, etc.
 
Monocot
Any plant that has only one cotyledon, or seed leaf.
 
Monoecious
Having separate male and female sex organs on the same plant.
 
Mulch
Any loose, usually organic material placed over the soil as a protective covering or for decorative purposes. Common mulches are ground bark, saw dust, leaves or straw.

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