Tag Archives: plants

Trace Elements

These are elements, that effect soil fertility but are present in tiny amounts, too small to measure without some very sophisticated equipment. Different trace elements favour different plants. We are still discovering what trace elements do in plants. In many cases they are present in such small amounts, it is hard to determine if they […]

Fertility and the NPK group – Phosphorus

Phosphorus is usually associated with root growth. Plants grown in soils deficient in Phosphorus are usually stunted. Adding phosphate fertilisers to new plants is a common practise that produces rapid lush growth, however it does not increase the final yield in many cases. For this reason grazier farmers add superphosphate (or super as it is […]

Soil fertility and plant nutrients

We have looked at soil structure which is usually the key to a good garden in most areas but we should also discuss fertility here as well. Fertility is the result of three factors: Structure – it doesn’t matter how rich your soil is in nutrients if the plant can’t get to them or the […]