Fertilizers enhance the growth of plants. That goal is accomplished in two ways, the traditional one being additives that provide nutrients. The second mode by which fertilizers act is to enhance the effectiveness of the soil by modifying its water retention and aeration.
When it comes to selecting fertilizer for root growth, there are several options. Some plants need an extra boost to establish roots and some need a more solidified structure for root growth. Consider these options when choosing a fertilizer for root growth:
- Go Natural: Having a natural source of potassium or phosphorous is good for root growth. They release nutrients gradually which helps encourage root development for a period of time, usually a few weeks. Things like kelp and wood ashes are good sources for potassium and bone meal is high in phosphorous. Overall, using a natural fertilizer for root growth will have long term benefits. Conservative estimates report 30 to 50 percent of