Plants need a series of macro and micronutrients in order to grow and develop properly. These nutrients are absorbed through the roots, which develop below ground level. Without this food, they would have a very hard time getting by.
However, we often forget to pay what causes the progressive loss of these important nutrients. Therefore, it is important to know the importance of the subscriber . In this way, we will prevent them from having problems due to poor nutrition.
- 1 The importance of fertilizing
- 2 What is the best time for fertilization?
The importance of paying
All plant beings need, above all, three macronutrients:
- Nitrogen (N): essential for growth.
- Phosphorus (P): promotes the maturation of flowers and fruits, and enhances root development.
- Potassium (K): is what is responsible for the transport of nutrients, and also allows the formation of more resistant tissues.
Even so, we cannot forget about micronutrients, such as calcium, magnesium or iron. Without them, the plants would begin to turn yellow and would not flower as much or as regularly as usual. For this reason, it is important to pay regularly so that, in this way, we can enjoy healthy plants .
What is the best time for the subscriber?
The answer to that question can actually be quite simple or very complicated. If you live in an area where the climate is mild and, even if there are frosts, they are very weak (up to -4ºC), you can pay all year round , bearing in mind that during the autumn and winter you should only use slow release fertilizers. On the contrary, if you live in an area where the winter climate is cold, then you can only pay in spring and summer .
The frequency will vary depending on the fertilizer itself and the plant in question, but in general, if it is a powdered organic fertilizer, it should be applied once a month, and if it is liquid, once a week or every fortnight . To know exactly, it is important to always read the labels of the containers to ensure that they receive the right amount of fertilizer.