Plant nutrition rule 1:
Plant nutrition rule 2:
Plants absorb their food continuously in minute amounts in liquid form. Feeding them frequently, very little at a time when watering, is much more efficient and economical.
The following examples are actual problems with soil nutrition that have been experienced by gardeners who have approached me for help:
Q:”In places, like beneath my lawn, the soil has become as hard as a block of cement. I can’t get my fork in anymore. The water doesn’t penetrate, it stays on top.”
A:The problem here is that the soil has become extremely deficient in organic material. Without the ‘tools’, which open up the soil structure for the water and the minerals to move about, it becomes hard and compacted. Spraying with a liquid compost high in humic acid, like BlueRoot will help to solve the problem.
Q:”Although I fertilise, my plants don’t respond as expected – no flowers, yellow leaves, stunted growth, dropping of fruits and flower buds.”
A:The fertiliser program is obviously lacking in some of the minerals and/or your soil has become deficient in organic material. Start by applying a trace element product like BlueMint or Trelmix at the end of the season, and support this with a liquid compost spray and mulching.