Nutrients - Knowledgebase Question

Los Angeles, CA
Question by Superstar387
November 21, 1999
What nutrients do plants need in liquid to help them survive?


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Answer from NGA
November 21, 1999

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Plants need many, many different nutrients to grow. The main ones are called macronutrients and they are nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sulfur. The the three big ones are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium - the ones you see on a bag of fertilizer, as in 5-10-10. There are also several micronutrient necessary for plant growth such as iron, zinc, boron, copper, manganese, molybdenum, chlorine, and cobalt.

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