Thursday, May 31, 2012

Plants Taking Up the Nutrients

Getting the nutrients isn’t enough and is just one of the process. The plants also need adequate conditions to be able to take in the nutrients. In order to absorb the nutrients, plants also need oxygen and water so that the mineral nutrients can be dissolved and be sucked in by the plant roots. Other conditions that also affect the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients are if sugar production in leaves decreases, poor light, extreme temperature changes, roots that are wounded, diseased plant, non-optimal soil pH, standing water areas, and roots planted too far in the soil. If there are issues like these, then even having the nutrients available in the soil, the plants may not be able to take it in. However, there is also a stage during the growth period where the plants rest or go into dormancy for a bit in the season and don’t really absorb much nutrients. 

There are two types of fertilizers available, natural and synthetic fertilizers. Composting can create natural fertilizer for the plants. Vermicomposting is one way of producing natural fertilizer.

Now assuming you provide your plants in a good environment, just about all gardens can benefit from earthworm castings and it is a fantastic approach to get your garden blooming and thriving without using chemical substances. For most people, these are the perfect solution as it is an organic means to cultivate healthier gardens and vegetation. 

The Good Thing
The positive is that the water holding capacity and soil physical structure is also enhanced from vermicomposting. Germination, growth, crop yield, and root development are just some of the benefits that red wigglers provide from consuming its own body mass in compost every single day.

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