Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer – What Does Calcium Nitrate Do For Plants

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Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer – What Does Calcium Nitrate Do For Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant Providing the correct amount of nutrients to your plants is crucial to their health and development. When plants don’t have enough of a certain nutrient, pests, disease and low bearing are often the result. Calcium nitrate fertilizer is the only water soluble source of calcium available for plants. What is calcium nitrate? It works both as a fertilizer and for disease control. Read on to learn how to use calcium nitrate and decide if it will be useful for you in your garden. What is Calcium Nitrate? Diseases like blossom end rot are easy to control with calcium nitrate. What does calcium nitrate do? It provides both calcium and nitrogen. It is usually applied as a dissolved solution, allowing for quicker plant uptake but may also be applied as side or top dressing. Ammonium nitrate is a commonly used source of nitrogen but it interferes with

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