The Essential Nutrients for Gardening to Ensure Best Plant Health

Posted by Sean Richards on May 30th, 2015

Planning to purchase soil substrates? In order to make the fertilizer choosing process a bit easier, it is necessary to focus at the label of the commercial nutrient products you have selected.  The label will highlight the percentage of all the three major types of commercial plant nutrients available in the product. These three nutrients are potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen.  These base nutrients are usually referred to as N-P-K as per the chemical element symbols. If observed clearly, then you will also see the number notations like 15-5-10. What do these numbers indicate? It simply indicates that that the plant nutrients comprise of 10% potassium, 15% nitrogen, and 5% phosphorus.  Commercial nutrient products that include all these three nutrients are termed as Complete Fertilizers. However, these fertilizers also do include other nutrients along with these three in certain portions. 

There are basically three major types of plant nutrients: Major, Secondary, and Trace. Phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen fall under the Major Nutrient category. These three nutrients are essential for the growth of a plant. Magnesium, sulfur, and calcium fall under the Secondary Nutrient category. They are also important for the growth of the plant. However, they are needed in smaller amount unlike the Major nutrients. Secondary nutrients are usually applied on trees an occasional basis. The need for secondary nutrients can be determined only through soil/tissue tests conducted by Hydroponics Specialists.

Finally, the Trace Nutrients are required in minimal amount for plant growth functionality. Don’t ever try to supply excess amount of trace nutrient to the plant as it may lead to serious poisoning effect to the tree.  Copper, boron, iron, molybdenum, chloride, zinc, and manganese are the major Trace Nutrients. It is necessary to conduct tissue testing while consulting with a hydro specialist to know whether there is a requirement for trace Nutrients For Gardeningpurpose in your case.

If the leaves of your plants are suddenly turning yellow, then there may be a strong chance that the shrubs are facing iron deficiency. It can be due to dry soil, poor soil drainage, insufficient organic matter, and high abundance of hard coal ash in the soil. Nutrifield is your indoor gardening supplies specialist that offers the best soil substrates,  nutrients for gardening, base nutrients, plant nutrients, garden nutrients, flower nutrients, commercial nutrient products, Nutrient Management Products, commercial farming products, plant growing systems, commercial plant nutrition, commercial plant nutrients, plant nutrient products, and superior hydroponic solutions.

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