Did you know that plants need iron? No iron, no chlorophyll, and therefore no photosynthesis.
Copper is of particular importance to cereal crops because of its role in reproductive growth and grain production.
In recent years, it has come to light that cobalt is indeed an essential micronutrient for at least some plant species, particularly legumes.
We have revised and updated our free online vegetable guide just in time for the coming season. Look for a new section on companion planting.
You may be surprised to know that chlorine is an important nutrient in plants. It plays a key role in splitting water to produce oxygen.
Plants depend on calcium to properly grow, photosynthesize, absorb nutrients, and resist stress.
To say that boron is important to plants would be the height of understatement. To put it more plainly, plants simply would not exist without boron. The reason boron is so crucial to plant health is that it is involved in ion exchange and the movement of other nutrients across cell membranes. Without boron, plants […]
Most people probably don’t think of aluminum as a key nutrient for field, garden, or orchard crops, and indeed scientists don’t consider it essential for plant growth. Nevertheless, it appears to have an important role in keeping pathogens in check. In particular, we know that aluminum helps prevent late blight in potatoes, and it appears […]
Biochar is basically charcoal produced with little or no oxygen and a temperature above 660 degrees Fahrenheit.
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to avoid introducing and spreading plant diseases in your garden.