Your guide on how to recognise deficiency or overdose of elements - Part 1
There are six basic elements that our plants need in order to grow and be healthy:
Let's have a better look at them. Today we will concentrate on the first three and in our next blog we will look at Magnesium, Calcium and Iron.
Nitrogen is an essential element responsible for building the green parts of plants. It is very important when it comes to growth season. If plants do not receive enough Nitrogen the following may happen:
Conversely if we provide too much Nitrogen it might also harm our plants. If plants:
it might be a sign of too much Nitrogen.
Potassium is responsible for regulating the water balance in the plant cells, which helps plants to survive the dry days, and helps with diseases and frost resistance.
A lack of Potassium can cause:
If soil is too rich in Potassium it usually means it contains too much salt. Plants will wilt and dry in these conditions.
Phosphorus is important when it comes to flowering and the production of seeds.
If there is lack of Phosphorum our plants will:
As you can see gardening is not as easy as it seems to be. If you wish to get the professional advice do not hesitate to contact a member of our garden maintenance team. We are always happy to help.