Magnesium Deficiency in Plants
It is important for any gardener to be observant of his plants. You should look closely at the leaves, flowers, and fruits because they better reveal the health condition of your plants.
How to Identify Magnesium Deficiency in Plants
You would typically find magnesium deficiency in cherries, apples, camellias, tomatoes, potatoes, and rhododendrons especially almost all year round. Nevertheless, consider the following marks to easily identify if they have been suffering from this nutrient deficiency.
leaves of plants reveals yellow streaks especially in the veins and around the edges
presence of colors like brown, purple, and red
If you see these exhibited by your plants then it is time to take action.
How to Treat and Manage Magnesium Deficiency in Plants
It is best to apply homemade compost to the soil regularly.
Use the foliar meeting technique. Apply magnesium leafy spray on your plants
like Epsom salts or calcium-magnesium carbonate. You may also wish to directly apply this to the soil during the autumn and winter season for additional nutrient support to the soil.
Be mindful of excessive water flow during the rainy season. Make sure you supply it with mulch of compost to help provide the soil with sufficient nutrient the plants will need to remain healthy.
You may also use dolomite lime into the soil to feed it with magnesium sulfate. However, be sure to apply the recommended amount to the soil because over feeding it will also result to magnesium deficiency.