Restoring Soil Nutrients

Here are twelve critical soil nutrients your plants need for healthy growth and how to supply them.



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Your garden will thrive with the right balance of soil nutrients. 
PHOTO: WALTER CHANDOHA
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Manganese-deficient beet leaf on left, normal leaf on right.
DR. PETE MINOTI
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Extreme nitrogen deficiency results in stunted corn ears.
BARRY L. RUNK/ GRANT HEILMAN ASSOCIATES
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Excessive weed competition—as exhibited in this cornfield—and drought are possible sources of nitrogen deficiency.
BARRY L. RUNK/ GRANT HEILMAN ASSOCIATES
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Calcium deficiency, taking the form of blossom-end rot, in mature pepper fruits.
DR. PETE MINOTI

















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