GETTING TO KNOW THE MICRONUTRIENTS NEEDED BY PLANTS

Plants need micronutrients in very small amounts but they are important nevertheless in the plants’ proper growth, flowering and fruiting. Let’s get to know them. CALCIUM (Ca) – It is required by plants for continuous cell division and formation. It increases fruit setting; controls water intake/usage of cell colloids. If […]

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GETTING TO KNOW THE TRADITIONAL NPK FERTILIZERS

GETTING TO KNOW THE TRADITIONAL NPK FERTILIZERS

The three most important elements of fertilizer are NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium). NPK is also referred to as Primary or Macro Nutrients. Plants require NPK in great quantity and it forms part of the plant tissue. In the market, one common formulation is 14-14-14 also referred to as Complete […]

KNOW YOUR SOIL pH: More Important Than You Think

YOU WASTE A LOT OF FERTILIZERS IN ACIDIC SOILS

If your soil is too acidic, your plants will grow poorly or they will even die. To find out if your soil is acidic or not, you can use a simple pH meter. What is pH by the way? That is the percentage of hydrogen in the soil. The percentage […]

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