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Questions tagged [nutrients]

Plant nutrient requirements

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What is wrong with my mango tree, it’s loosing colour

Hello, My Mango tree which is five years old was transplanted last year into the ground after growing in a large pot. After transplanting, it grew really quickly and bore fruit for the first time.It ...
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Co2 enrichment with exhale bags

I’m intending to try co2 enrichment with Exhale bags. And from reading on the co2 enrichment I understood that photosynthesis does not play a role during night time and the plant actually emits co2. ...
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What is wrong with my strawberry plants? Nutrient deficiencies? Should I let them flower?

On some plants, the ends of new leaves are brown and dry and keep the new leaves from unfolding. On older leaves, there are purple areas, and some edges are dry. A few weeks ago, I started ...
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Crop rotation: by season instead of by year?

I have 3 raised beds in a small 30 m2 greenhouse, this is the first year I have it so I don't have much experience. I've been reading about crop rotation, and was wondering why you can't or shouldn't ...
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How to grow a tree on steroids?

How can a tree be made to grow bigger and faster constantly over 100 years? Could a full grown tree be given a constant trickle of water and a time-released nutrient pack, like huge miracle grow stick ...
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Guide for the nutrient requirements of hydroponic plants,

I require the hydroponic nutrient requirements for: artichoke (vegetative) artichoke (flowering) cannabis (vegetative) cannabis (flowering) I use Kratky buckets for my plants. I see @dogmatic69 ...
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Young Indoor Lychee Trees: Do I prune?

I germinated some Lychee seeds when it was really hot and humid in NYC this summer (~13 weeks ago). They grew really quickly and healthily until mid October when a new layer of leaves sprouted. The ...
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Venus fly trap plant closes its trap but won't digest

We bought a Venus fly trap about a month ago and it doesn't eat, we put a dead fly inside one of the traps and it closed, but after a while it opened up with the fly the same as it was before. This ...
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How to extract nutrients from soil?

I'm new to DIY farming and have invested in a vertical farming unit. I love the efficiency and effectiveness of these systems in providing nutrients, oxygen and water to the roots of plants in a small ...
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Some of my bush beans are light green, is this a problem?

In the picture you can see five Romano bush bean plants in my raised bed. These are all exactly the same variety; in fact, they came out of the same six-pack of seedlings from the nursery. Yet, four ...
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Prunus cuttings used for pollination: How to prolong their life?

I'm using some wild Prunus americana cuttings to help pollinate my American x Japanese hybrid plum trees (hybrid plum trees are notoriously difficult to pollinate). The cuttings have lasted for ...
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Epsom Salt, good or bad?

I am hearing more and more lately that people should use some Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) on their garden to help add nutrients to the garden. I am against this thought because in my mind that ...
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Is it good to add probiotics to your fermented plant juice?

I'm just wondering if adding some sort of bacteria like the ones you get in your probiotics supplements, can be good for your fermented plant juice?
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Bring pachysandra back to life

A large patch of my pachysandra covering was ripped up by trucks last May. See the white oval in the picture. I was expecting it to come back during the summer but I didn't. What can I do the bring ...
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Citrus tree deficiency or toxicity

I have an orange tree that has some issue but I can´t pin down what it could be, I don´t have that much experience with pinning down deficiencies or exceses on trees than in plants. I will post some ...
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Hibiscus problems

I have a hibiscus exhibiting multiple problems. Around 6 months back, the leaves had turned skeletal, with sooty black growth (fungus?) more pronounced near the base and leaf undersides. After some ...
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Indoor durian started do dry out

I will really appreciate any help. I grow a durian tree in my livingroom and so far it's been doing great. Since september, it started sheding leaves one by one (only one at a time always goes kind of ...
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Soil nutrient replacement, bamboo question

I know little of botany and earth science subjects. This might be a stupid question, here it goes. What I have: A hillside with a running variety of bamboo in Oregon. The bamboo shoots reach about ...
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Blackberry Old Growth on Primocanes Dying

My row of Natchez blackberry is experiencing some mysterious die back. These are primocanes, the floricanes have been pruned out for some time. About 6 weeks ago the leaves begin to turn purple, then ...
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how to increase Phosphorous, Potassium and Calcium in lawn soil

I recently used my local extension service to do a soil test. I did this before I fertilized for the spring so I got a post-winter reading on the soil. They said my lawn was very low in Phosphorous, ...
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What are the long term effects of adding iron oxide pigments to soil?

Iron oxide (Pigment Black 11) is a intense black non toxic and very cheap pigment. I think I have read somewhere that soil from shops is sometimes pigmented with iron oxide because it sells better. ...
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Developing new soil for gardening

We recently purchased some land that is on the bench of the mountains covered in juniper trees and has a PH of between 7 and 8. We have cleared a good size area and I would like to amend the soil for ...
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Aquaponic water used as nutrient mist for aeroponic growing system

I'm planning a home growing system combining aquaponics and aeroponics and am trying to understand if I can find another use of the aquaponic water setup and specifically for aeroponic systems with ...
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Can apple scab be treated with comfrey or other biodynamic accumulators?

In this video from Advancing Eco Agriculture it is claimed that apple scab is totally arginine-dependent for energy, and historically sprays for apple scab suppressed arginine production. In some ...
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How do you make the nutrient solution for a hydroponic system from solid compound NPK fertilizer?

All I can buy in my country is traditional solid NPK fertilizer as shown in this picture: How can I prepare a nutrient solution for growing lettuce with this. (I also have Calcium Nitrate and ...
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Interveinal chlorosis of aubergine leaves

My aubergine plant seems to be developing some nutrient deficiency. I pulled it from the ground in autumn about 9 months ago and placed it into an air pruning pot with some potting mix, and kept it ...
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Why do the leaves on my Meyer lemon have blotchy yellow areas?

I have a Meyer lemon that I purchased a few months ago. I potted it into a self watering container with some potting mix mixed with some peat. It's flowering and small fruit are forming but the leaves ...
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Should I use epsom salt foliage spray on giant sunflowers?

I'm currently growing some giant sunflowers. I really want them to be as big as possible. I'm wondering how good it would be to spray them twice a week with a epsom salt, gypsum and / or saltpeter ...
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Can I use this fertilizer for my Hydroponics?

I'm new to Hydroponics stuffs. I'm striving to plant in hydro form currently. I'm living in under-developed country which is impossible to find the well established nutrients mix such as Master Blend ...
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Laying new topsoil, what if anything to mix in for worms or to kickstart healthy ecosystem?

For reasons that would take too long to go into (tl;dr version - a combination of mass gradual soil movement needing soil engineering, bad development, old paving/topslabs, + ground levelling to ...
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Why is my pecan tree only producing tiny fruits?

For a couple of years, my pecan tree has been yielding tiny nuts (3 cm/1 inch in length), and only a few of them. I live in a Mediterranean climate, and the last few summers were somewhat harsher ...
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What is the correct ratios for Epsom Salt and Gypsum solutions?

I want to use solutions of Gypsum and Epsom Salts to augment the nutrients in my pot plants. They seem to be having some mineral deficiencies. I'm wondering what is the correct amount of Calcium ...
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Why are the leaves of my peach trees turning yellow?

With the help of the internet I think I've narrowed down a yellow leaf problem on some peach trees to a couple various causes. However, after comparing pictures - they look different. Back to the ...
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Is it true that having only one fruit per vine makes it taste better?

I had noticed how expensive square watermellon is and apparently the reason for that is because often times farmers will only grow one watermellon per vine as opposed to the normal four or five per ...
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Units of nutrient uptake rate in hydroponics?

I'm studying the nutrient uptake by plants in hydroponics. I found that in many literatures, the uptake rate was expressed as xx (mg m-2 hour-1). Does anyone know what does that per square meter mean? ...
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Can I ignore soil pH and just give blueberries chelated iron?

As Why do blueberries need acidic soil? points out, it seems that iron is really the biggest nutrient to suffer in alkaline conditions. Even an answer there, despite a nice emphasis on the broader ...
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Tomato plant-Yellowing of older leaves with necrosis of green leaves- flowers falling off without fruiting

The Internet has led me to suspect this is a nutrient issue but I can't figure out which nutrient or if that's true. This is a cherry tomato plant. It gets moderate sun- direct sun for about 3 hours ...
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New Sod Installation - TLC

I just had SOD installed in my yard. I live in Arizona so our dirt/soil is not the best. I checked under some of the SOD cuts and didn't see that any mulch/seeds/nutrients were used which worries me a ...
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Approximately how rich is the soil that's permanent-black dirt?

Unless you've dug around in a swamp you probably haven't seen the dirt that's permanently black (or the dirt that's built up over 1000s of years from decomposing plants), so I was wondering how rich ...
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Are there any benefits from leaving dead leaves in the soil around a plant?

Do the dying/dead leaves that fall off young plants provide any nutrients or any benefit to the existing plant, if left in the soil around the plant?
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How can I organically make the soil potassium rich?

I believed that my tomato plants suffer from potassium deficiency, and by searching it on google it states that I can easily fix it by putting potassium fertilizer in my soil. I am now thinking on ...
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Which method of growing food crops leads to the healthiest plant with the highest nutrient density? [closed]

Plants can be fed organically ( avoiding the use of pesticides, using organic matter to provide nutrients), inorganically ( using chemical fertilizers ), or soilessly when the roots are fed by a ...
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What is special in commercial off-the-shelf liquid nutricient mixtures?

I discovered there are bottled off-the-shelf liquid nutricient mixtures available to buy. Is there some special factor in them (a.k.a. secret magic) or is this just mumbo-jumbo and there are just ...
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Do different cultivars of a species have different growing conditions?

I am a novice at growing plants and want to grow bulls blood beet to harvest as a micro green. I shall be doing this in a greenhouse, but I want to know if growing different cultivars(variaties? ) of ...
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Why is my leaf changing light green on one side? [closed]

I have several strains that I am watering with the same nutrients but this one is showing this light green discoloration on half of the leaf. None of the other plants are showing this. All conditions ...
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Is there an ultrasonic mist maker that can create water droplet with diameter 50 microns for aeroponic purposes? [closed]

An ultrasonic mist maker seems a superior solution for an aeroponic crop, since there would less problem with clogging, power consumption, noise, etc. However, current ultrasonic mist maker make ...
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Will foliar sprays affect bioavailability of nutrients in soil and vice versa?

Calcium nitrate is a nitrogen fertilizer that can also be used to give plants calcium. I've read that you shouldn't combine calcium nitrate with sulfates and certain kinds of phosphorus (I believe ...
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How much calcium nitrate should I add to 32 fl. oz. of water?

I have some prilled Greenway Biotech calcium nitrate (15.5% nitrogen; 19% calcium) that I want to put in a 32 fluid ounce spray bottle to spray on the leaves of pepper and tomato plants, and such. If ...
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Is rice water good for a hyacinth plant?

I'm not sure I did the right thing to my hyacinth plant. It's growing in a pot with dirt brought from Whole Foods. I poured cool water that I'd used for rinsing rice on it, and the next day the flower ...
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Why would one tomato plant be full of tomatoes and the other one be empty?

I planted two tomato plants in my first garden and one has developed about a dozen green tomatoes ranging from marble-sized to 3/4 tennis ball-sized but the other, same exact species, has no tomatoes. ...