Gardening by season is not a new idea. In fact, conserving water and using artificial fertilizers or pesticides are very much in use in many parts of the world. Very often, people are not aware that the ‘macro’ aspects of gardening affect the garden in a large way. What affects the yield as well as the quality of the garden in the long run may be the presence or absence of certain micro-ecolbons in the soil. These high-growth silico particles that are so beneficial to plant growth are largely removed by the process of composting.
The presence of high amounts of soluble fertilizer and pesticides in the soil has several knock-on effects. Nitrogen is a key building block of the amino acids andopsis legumes. The nitrogen is needed for the protein production and later used by the plant as a source of phosphorus and humic acid. The proteins and amino acids are used for the production of chlorophyll and vitamins. To explain, some plant diseases are caused by the presence of nitrogen in the soil. So, when the supply of nitrogen gets low, disease organisms move in to feast on the plants. At the same time, the sugar content of the soil also gets reduced. This transfer of nutrients can also cause the presence of diseases. So, the solution is quite simple – don’t have any nitrogen in the soil.
The presence of humic acid in the soil also acts as a buffer to the nitrogen. There are two main humic acids available in the market – humic acid free and humic acid combined. The humic acid free version contains residues which are Normally quite low. The combination humic acid together with the free version has residues which aredenoted as 1n. This unit of measurement is of course too small.
The presence of humic acids affects the pH meaning the acidity and alkalinity of the soil. The majority of soils are naturally alkaline with acidic properties. The humic acids addireslavile materials which neutralize the acidic properties thus making the soil less susceptible to disease.
Soil micro-nutrients such as iron, magnesium, copper, zinc and manganese are also present in significant amounts. Soil micro-nutrients are usually only marginally important and the presence of them does not significantly change the growth patterns of plants. However, there are specific micro-nutrients which are required by many plants. The manganese, ferric nitrate and zinc differ in that their forms are cations. They are required by many plants to grow properly. The cations are present in all growing media. The role of the cations is to provide electrical charges to the growing cells of the plants. So, it is crucial to their availability.
The presence of DiseaseA disease problem of all plant lives is essentially caused by the lack of a certain nutrient which is essential for the life and growth of the plant. Detergent and many essential nutrients are known as macro nutrients. The plant needs these nutrients during its growth period. Without them, the plant will die.
Several elements such as nitrogen,Phosphorus, potassiumand calcium are called micro nutrients. These elements are only required in very small amounts.
The remaining elements like Hydrogen, oxygen and carbon are called macro nutrients. These nutrients are basically required in large amounts. The big issue of them is that they take away the energy periodically from the plant’s growth and thereby restrict the plant’s growth.
Each element has its own responsibility. An example of it is the potassium which helps the plant to develop wood and forms carbohydrates. This is directly relevant to the growth of the plant. In contrast the element Nitrogen is known to increase the process of photosynthesis. It also helps the plant to grow and increase the strength and the resistance of the root system to the cold. Too much Nitrogen can also be harmful to the plant.
For a long period, farmers and gardeners were unaware of the nutrient needs of the plants. There was a period when they thought that the presence of all elements was enough for the plants. There was a period when they did not understand the role of each element. Plant doctors and experts discovered the effects of the nutrients and their role. The role of Nitrogen is very prominent in many plants. As it plays a vital role in the plant’s growth and development, it is very crucial.
The presence of floral nutrients – Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium – is also very important. These three elements help in the formation of new roots. This is important for the plant to maintain its health as old tissues will no longer able to produce the required amount of nutrients.
The lack of such floral nutrients in the soil can lead to many problems, such as the plant cracks in casseroles andatoes.