Minerals needed for growth

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  • Minerals needed for Healthy Growth
    • Nitrates
      • contain nitrogen for making amino acids and proteins
      • cell growth
      • not enough
        • poor growth
        • yellow older leaves
    • Phosphates
      • Needed for respiration and growth
      • contain phosphorus
        • used for making DNA and cell membranes
      • not enough
        • poor root growth
        • discoloured older leaves
    • Potassium
      • to help enzymes needed for photosynthesis and respiration
      • not enough
        • poor root growth
        • poor flower and fruit growth
        • spotted leaves - discoloured leaves
    • Magnesium
      • needed in small amounts
      • required for chlorophyll
        • (for photosynthesis)
      • not enough
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