Why do plants need minerals?

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The problem with P is that all the products are carbohydrates and...
you need proteins as well otherwise the plant can't function (enzymes and make up large part of cytoplasm and membranes)
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Plants need nitrates from...
the soil to make proteins
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These nitrates,dissolved in water, are taken up from the...
soil through the plant roots
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If a plant is deficient in nitrates, it will grow...
small and stunted
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When plants die and decay, the nitrates and minerals are...
returned to the soil to be used by other plants
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Plants need Magnesium to...
make chlorophyll
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If the plant can't make chlorophyll, it can't make...
food and it will die
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the soil to make proteins

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Plants need nitrates from...

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soil through the plant roots

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small and stunted

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returned to the soil to be used by other plants

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