Deficiencies & Other Nutrient Issues

  • Tomato Leaf Curl: Why Are My Plant Leaves Curling Up?

    At one point or another, you’re going to walk into your grow room or garden and notice your tomato plant leaves curling up.

    You may not know exactly what is causing this, but one thing is for sure - it doesn’t look healthy, and it certainly indicates a more serious underlying problem.

    The foliage of our plants tells us a lot about them - it’s where we can look to identify nutrient or pH problems, for example. It’s also the place where you’ll identify common pests and diseases, as bugs love to feast on these.

    When our plants are suffering from environmental stress, either by heat or changes to their atmosphere, the leaves may start changing as well. With so many different plant problems being related to the leaves, it can make diagnosing the root cause of the issue difficult.

    Worry not, because in the coming minutes, we’ll teach you everything that could be causing your plant’s leaves to start curling up. Then, we’ll explain how to remedy each potential cause.

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  • How We Corrected Plant Nutrient Toxicity Quickly

    Plant nutrient toxicity is one of the common beginner grower mistakes.

    It comes from one of two things - either feeding too much, or feeding improper ratios which results in a singular nutrient toxicity - such as Nitrogen.

    There are some serious problems that can arise from overfeeding. From stunted growth to weird irregularities, this is something you should obviously seek to avoid.

    But, sometimes you can seem to do everything right and still struggle with it. In fact, we were growing some plants recently and encountered toxicity.

    In the rest of this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about plant nutrient toxicity, including how to diagnose and rectify it.

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  • Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiency In Plants

    Learn all about plant nutrients, how they effect plants and how to diagnose nutrient deficiencies.

  • Molybdenum (Mo) Nutrient Deficiencies In Plants

    Molybdenum is one of six micronutrients required by green plants. Learn how to diagnose and treat molybdenum nutrient deficiencies in plants.

  • Silicon (Si) Nutrient Deficiencies In Plants

    Silicon is not considered an essential mineral for many plants, but has proven beneficial in growth, strength, quality, and resistance to stress.

  • Copper (Cu) Nutrient Deficiencies In Plants

    Although not seen as often as other nutrient deficiencies, a copper deficiency can occur. Learn how to identify and correct a copper deficiency.

  • Boron For Plants: Deficiency, Toxicity, Sources, & More!

    Boron is an essential micronutrient necessary for plant growth but is required in very small quantities. Boron's role in the plant is not fully understood.

  • Iron (Fe) Nutrient Deficiencies In Plants

    Without iron, plants will not be able to grow correctly. Iron is needed for nitrogen fixing, and metabolism. Learn to cure iron deficiencies.

  • Manganese (Mn) Nutrient Deficiencies In Plants

    Manganese is one of the essential elements that manage the growth process of plants. Manganese deficiencies are relatively common indoors.

  • Zinc (Zn) Nutrient Deficiencies In Plants

    Zinc deficiencies are common in fast-growing plants and are easily mistaken for a lack of other nutrients. This can lead to stunted growth and death.

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