The best defense against any plant problem is to provide them with all the nutrition they need. The essential nutrients required by plants are as follows: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese,copper, boron, chlorine, and molybdenum.
Making sure that your plants have an adequate supply of these nutrients will significantly contribute to your garden’s health. Plants will more easily withstand the trials of their environment when they are well nourished. When nutrient deficiency symptoms start to appear in a plant that usually means the plant has been undernourished for some time. For this reason, it is always a good idea to regularly work compost into your soil,or to fertilize regularly, to ensure that your plants are always getting an adequate supply of the nutrients they need.
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