EASILY AVAILABLE CALCIUM SOURCE FOR PLANTS AT HOME
Gardening Oct 01, 2020
Even though nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are required for the healthy growth of plant, calcium plays a very important role. This calcium is also essential for building healthy “bones”, that is nothing but the cell walls of a plant.
This cell wall is composed of Calcium pectate, which makes the cell stronger and thereby providing plants a proper skeleton. To give strength to your plants you need to supply Calcium to them.
Want to know the easy calcium source to your plants?
Yes, there is a easy source of calcium for your plants. You can use
- Calcium tablets
- Lime powder
Egg shells are the excellent source of calcium to your plants and it can be added to the soil to increase the soil mineral matter.
How to apply this egg shells?
Break the egg shells with the help of pestle and mortar, grinder or a mixer and then apply into the soil. Because it takes several months for eggshells to break down and be absorbed by a plant’s roots. Therefore its better if you break the shells, it can be easily degraded and easily be available for the plants. More shells can be mixed into your soil in the spring.
You can even mix these crushed shells with other organic matter/ home-made compost. As I already told you this calcium plays an important role and your plants need it.(Tomatoes especially love calcium.)
Finally, eggshells will reduce the acidity of your soil and helps in aeration of the soil.
This egg shells acts as
- Calcium source
- Pest repellent
- Seed starter that helps in the germination of the seeds
Milk is the best source of calcium to your plants where in you can give a spray to your plants whenever your plants are in flowering stage. Especially the plants like tomato, chilli, brinjal, capsicum.
This is the direct way of application and helps your plants to uptake this nutrient directly as the calcium will be in the available form.
We do take calcium tablets whenever we feel weak. So all those tablets will be in directly available form to our body. So you can apply such tablets to the soil where it degrades easily when you water it and uptake of calcium will be easy by the plants.
Lime powder is the best source of calcium that one can apply to the soil in order to provide calcium to the plants. This lime powder has several features like-
- It reduces the acidic nature of soil there by helping the plant in uptake of calcium.
- It makes the acidic soil neutral and help the plants to uptake all different nutrients easily.
- It’s a great source of calcium that supplies Calcium to the plants.
This is all about the Easy calcium sources that one can have at their home there by supply your plants this nutrient.