Minerals for Healthy Growth

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Why do plants need nitrates?
To make amino acids and proteins for cell growth
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What happens if they don't get enough?
They grow stunted and have yellow older leaves
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Why do plants need phosphates?
To make DNA and cell membranes and they're needed for respiration and growth
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What happens if they don't get enough?
Poor root growth and purple older leaves
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Why do plants need potassium?
To help enzymes needed for photosynthesis and respiration
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What happens if they don't get enough?
Poor flower and fruit growth and discoloured leaves
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Even though it is in small quantities, why do plants need magnesium?
To make chlorophyll for photosynthesis
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What happens if they don't get enough?
They get yellow leaves
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