How to add nutrients to soil
How to add nutrients to soil to produce healthy, strong plants.
- What nutrients should be added to the soil?
- How to add nutrients to soil?
- When should nutrients be added?
How to Add Nutrients to Soil and What Nutrients to Add
For plants to grow, bloom, and produce a strong yield they require a range of soil nutrients. Plants absorb most of the essential nutrients they require from the soil in which they are growing. However, not all soil holds enough nutrients to produce healthy plants, and some soil lacks specific nutrients that are needed altogether. This raises the question of how to add nutrients to soil to stimulate plant growth, along with the question of which nutrients should be added.
What is soil nutrients? The main nutrients plants need to grow are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). These three main nutrients are needed in relative amounts, which is referred to as the NPK ratio. Each of the three main nutrients contributes to a plants growth and development in a unique way: nitrogen is focused on creating vegetative growth, potassium is required for flowering and producing fruits, and phosphorus is necessary for the growth of roots and shoots.
Alongside the NPK nutrients, there are a further 14 essential nutrients that plants require to grow and reproduce - many of which are only required in trace amounts. Trace nutrients include Cobalt, which is essential for Nitrogen fixation, Copper, used for enzyme activity, and Boron, an element that is essential to the process of photosynthesis. Find out more about plant nutrients found in the soil here.
How to Add Nutrients to Soil
When considering how to add nutrients to soil there are two options. Firstly, nutrients can be added to soil slowly through the use of manures and the addition of other nutrient rich organic material. The second option is to use nutrient mixes, such as those produced by BAC, which immediately increase the nutrients present in the growing medium. Read more about the best soil nutrients.
When to Add Nutrients to Soil
To produce healthy plants, knowing how to add nutrients to soil is not enough, it is also important to know when to add nutrients. To help with this BAC has produced a plant feeding schedule. Using the schedule will help you to respond correctly to a plants needs throughout the growth cycle. Read more about the plant feeding schedule and download your own copy here.
Adding Nutrients to Soil Using BAC’s Soil Nutrient Solutions
When it comes to the question of how to add nutrients to soil, BAC offers two well-balanced nutrient solutions, one focused on the growth period, the other on the blooming period. Depending on your needs you might want to give your plants an extra boost at the growing stage or help them bloom.
BAC’s soil nutrient solutions offer the following advantages:
- Contain high-quality trace elements, such as red iron chelate.
- Provide a complete and balanced range of nutrients for each stage of the plants development.
- Can be used on open ground or in pots.
- Available in a range of amounts from one to 20 litres.