Peat humus seems to be one of those "magical" soil amendments that can fix whatever ails your garden (assuming you can find any to purchase). But is this perception accurate? Let's find out.
Healthy, nutrient-rich food starts with vibrant soil. You can build that vibrant soil in your backyard in 10 steps.
Potassium ions are found in every living cell, probably because they are necessary to activate enzymes controlling so many crucial processes.
Phosphorus is associated with fruit production in the minds of gardeners because it is the most important element for germination and growth.
Until recently, scientists did not consider nickel essential for plant growth. Now nickel is recognized as an essential nanonutrient.
Plants use molybdenum for one purpose, but that purpose is of tremendous importance—producing enzymes to enable the plant to use nitrogen.
Manganese is an important micronutrient. It helps to activate some of the key enzyme systems in plants. But it has many other roles, too.
Magnesium serves two roles affecting plants. One is improving plant health via the soil, and the other is improving plant health directly.
Did you know that plants need iron? No iron, no chlorophyll, and therefore no photosynthesis.
Plants depend on calcium to properly grow, photosynthesize, absorb nutrients, and resist stress.