Just how do plants eat that chunky fertilizer?

by Christina Molcillo December 30, 2019

Just how do plants eat that chunky fertilizer?

When starting a new season, growers always start with the soil. Healthy soil is pH balanced, chock full of nutrients, tilled, and ready to get your new plants off to a good start. It can be baffling for a new grower to look at the piles of amendments, compost, and fertilizer that have been thoroughly blended with the soil to get a firm grasp on how a new plant gains the nutrients it needs from what looks like  hodgepodge – but the answer is simple: enzymes.

Lettuce in healthy soil

Enzymes are a big deal for the plants because they’re the molecules in the soil that the microbes in healthy soil use to break all the nutrients in the fertilizer down into smaller molecules that plants can absorb them through their roots.

Enzymes

       Enzymes as depicted in the 1919 book "Botany for agricultural students"

Of course, plant enzymes are different from the thousands of enzymes found in the human body – and there are only four of them. These four enzymes work together to break down amino acids, fatty acids, and digest carbohydrates. These enzymes are the first step in making sure the nutrients are available for your hungry, growing plants – and they work hard doing it! These enzymes are working to make sure that all the vitamins and minerals are properly assimilated and distributed so they are available to uptake for your ravenous young sprouts.

Compost soil

Agricultural enzymes are in the soil, and compost helps to add more to the existing mix, but as enzymes are known to be part of the catalyst that prompts chemical reactions in the soil, releasing nutrients that might otherwise unavailable to the plant’s roots, more can always be added to make sure there’s no plant left behind at the nutrient buffet.

Zyme Caps

Green Planet Nutrients understands this, and they’ve released a specialty fertilizer in a capsule form that can be used to add these enzymes to your growing regimen.

Healthy plant roots

Zyme Caps utilize a blend of enzymes to promote soil health, nutrient availability, healthy microbial populations, and healthy roots in hydroponic, soil, and soilless mediums.

Zyme is a comprehensive enzyme formulation specifically designed to break down and redistribute organic components such as dead and diseased roots. Zyme assists the roots through its unique enzyme profile by uptaking and assimilating necessary minerals, vitamins and other bio-stimulants. Zyme helps achieve a root zone that is healthy and active…just what you’ve been working towards!

Healthy soil microbes

Your growing regimen may already be set, but adding Zyme Caps won’t do anything but make it that much better – nutrient availability? Zyme Caps has you covered!

Have a hydroponic or garden supply store? Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with wholesale pricing available on Zyme Caps.  If you’re looking for Zyme Caps near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Zyme Caps retailer!




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