Understanding Macro nutrient – Nitrogen

Howdy Gardeners,

Today I am sharing my notes about macro component – Nitrogen. We will see why nitrogen is so important for plants, how to find the nitrogen deficiencies and how we can feed nitrogen to the plants.

Why Nitrogen is important

  • To support the growth of  healthy foliage and stems.
  • Component of chlorophyll which further help plants to do photosynthesis
  • Major component of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins

Above might sound very scientific but your experience in garden can related with following

Nitrogen deficiencies

  • Slow growth
  • General yellowing of older leaves

Organic source to add nitrogen 

  • Planting leguminous cover crops, such as alfalfa, clover or peas
  • Composted Manure
  • Poultry Manure
  • Fish Emulsion
  • Bone meal
  • Cottonseed meal

From Community , following tree and shrubs can also help in feeding nitrogen to soil

  • Elaeagnus X ebbingii
  • Elaeagnus philippinensis
  • Moringa
  • Cassia/Senna

Nitrogen yearning plants

Plant which need more nitrogen

This article is open for correction and suggestions. Please share if you know any other organic source to feed nitrogen to plants.

Happy Gardening!

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