How to Fertilize your Plants and Garden
Fertilize correctly: more strength to the plants.
While humans need vitamins, carbohydrates and other substances to feel fit and maintain a state of health, plants also develop optimally only if they receive sufficient nutrients. Regular fertilization is therefore essential for good growth. The components contained in the fertilizer support the growth of the plant and strengthen the defenses against pests and diseases. Here you find out why you should fertilize.
Why is fertilizer good for the plant?
Plants absorb from the soil the important nutrients they need to live and produce leaves, flowers and fruits. Over time, however, the soil becomes impoverished and the consequences are: pale leaves, raised green veins and slow growth. This could be prevented by fertilizing regularly because only in this way can plants develop in a healthy way, acquiring a certain resistance to diseases.
Anyone who wants to experience the pleasure of lush flowers and rich harvests must also pay attention to balanced fertilization. If you look carefully at the plants, you can understand which types of nourishment they lack. For example:
Stunted growth or pale leaves are signs of nitrogen deficiency.
Small leaves and flowers are caused by too little phosphorus.
If the plant looks sickly or withered it shows a potassium deficiency.
The nutrients allowed in organic farming consist of vegetable and / or animal ingredients such as, for example, grape seed flour, cocoa shells, cornunghia or seabird guano. The conversion of organic matter into available nutrients for plants is a slow natural process (mineralization) as the natural raw materials must first be broken down by soil microorganisms.
In a well-balanced ecosystem, the plants take minerals from the soil that will later be released back into the substrate, in fact the decaying leaves, the fruits not consumed by the animals, branches and bark that have fallen to the ground, decomposing, give back to the soil the mineral salts they had taken. Therefore, in an ecosystem such as a forest in general, the soil remains constantly fertile, even with the passage of time.
In a garden, on the other hand, the grass is commonly cut and the grass is removed from the turf; the leaves fallen from the trees are lifted from the ground and so are the fruits; in the flowerbeds we plant small plants that at the end of their life cycle will be uprooted to make way for other essences; in this way with the passage of time we tend to impoverish the soil of the mineral elements that are commonly present there. For this reason, if we want to have a lush and healthy garden, it is necessary to provide fertilization, to return the minerals that are removed from the plants we cultivate to the substrate.
Whether you have plants in pots or a garden, you cannot fail to fertilize the soil, otherwise the soil will be impoverished. So how can you fertilize your plants in an extraordinary way?
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