Effects of Fertilizer on Plants?


Fertilizers are intended to encourage plant growth. They do so through their supply of life sustaining nutrients to the plant's roots. The nutrients support the growth of roots below ground and shoots above ground. Furthermore, nitrogen assists plants in processing carbohydrates to build new tissue. It helps them to make proteins that are passed on to animals and humans who eat the plants. Phosphorus helps in the photosynthesis process provides energy and helps with the breathing process.
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Plants absorb at least 60 chemical elements, of which 13 are essential. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are the first to be depleted and the first to be returned with the use of
This depends on the fertiliser applied. All fertilisers improve the health and growth of the plant if applied in the correct ratio.
1 Place your carnivorous plants in soil that lacks nutrients. Since carnivorous plants rely on insects as their main food source, these plants thrive best in specific types of soil.
One affect of over fertilizing a plant, is a build up
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Effects of Fertilizer on Plants
There are many types of fertilizers, and they affect plants in different ways. When you apply fertilizer, you should feel confident that you are giving your plants what they need. But if you don't know what the fertilizer does, you may be doing more harm... More »
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