Calcium, magnesium, and sulfur are essential plant nutrients. They are called “secondary” nutrients because plants require them in smaller quantities than nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. On the other hand, plants require these nutrients in larger quantities than the “micronutrients” such as boron and molybdenum. Calcium, magnesium, and sulfur are generally adequate in most Mississippi…

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In our own gardens and yards, some plants performed poorly even though we could water them. Tomatoes, for example, will drop blossoms and not set fruit if temperatures are over 90 degrees. In Arizona where temperatures soared above 120 degrees, some plants died even with irrigation. Whether global climate change is a long-term or a…

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Neem seed meal is more cost efficient because the fertilizer in them lasts longer. The Neem seed meal remains effective until the next crop is planted because of its long sustaining organic fertilizer compounds too. This, in turn, cuts the cost of having to add extra nutrients; always a bonus. This soil amendment is twofold.…

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Plants use tiny amounts of micro-nutrients in the vegetable garden; however, these minerals are no less important than the macro-nutrients that plants use in larger amounts. Micro-nutrients include iron, zinc, boron, copper, manganese, molybdenum and chloride. To ensure proper nutrition of your vegetable plants, check your fertilizer solution to ensure that it contains macro-nutrients and…

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Watering your crops and plants should not be taken lightly. Water properly phed, chlorine and chloramin treated is absolutely essential to a successful harvest, the way to remove chlorine and chloramin is to use ascorbic acid. Ro water is not recommendable because of the cost, the mineral losses, and it does not remove chlorine and…

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Warning Signs The dangers of fungus gnats to plants can be very severe. However there are ways to alleviate them. The flying gnats are just the first warning that there is something wrong. In addition, you will see signs of stress and yellowing of leaves. If you have a sick plant, fungus gnats can spread…

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