Minerals for Healthy Growth

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Minerals for Healthy Growth

1) Nitrates 

Contain nitrogen for making amino acids and proteins.

It is needed for cell growth a plant can't get enough it will be stunted.

It will have yellow leaves.

2) Phosphates 

Contain phosphorus for making DNA and cell membranes. 

Needed for respiration and growth. Plants without enough phosphate will have poor root growth and have purple older leaves.

3) Potassium 

It helps enzymes needed for photosynthesis and respiration. If there isn't enough potassium in the soil, plants have poor flower and fruit growth and discoloured leaves

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