Use Of Micronutrients In-Plant Fertilizers

Even if your gardening experience is short, you may have heard of macronutrients. NPK, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium are the most important. These are the basic building blocks of your garden, but they don't provide the only way to nourish your plants. Know your micronutrients too!

The essential micronutrients for plants are boron, chloride (Cl), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (“Cu”), and molybdenum (“Mo”). In addition to this, you can also buy silica compost  for your plants in order to grow them healthy.

Let's look at the benefits they provide to plants by looking at each micronutrient separately.

1) Boron (B)

Are you in an area with sandy soil and high rainfall? Have you checked your soil's pH balance and are concerned that it is too acidic? If your plants show stunted growth, hollow stems, and fruit then it is most likely that your soil lacks boron.

2) Chloride – Cl

The plant's stomatal opening is regulated by chloride, a function that is often overlooked but very important. It has a significant effect on plant water loss. The stoma, which is a hole in the leaf's surface that allows for evaporation to take place, is a small opening. 

3) Manganese (Mn)

It is essential for the most important process of all: photosynthesis. Manganese helps in plant metabolism by forming the compounds needed for photosynthesis to occur. You'll notice the effects in your leaves if you have low manganese levels.