Fertilizer for citrus fruits

The passion of gardening

By now in the world it is known that gardening is one of the most popular and popular hobbies; this happens because this activity, which is also given the nice name of “green thumb”, contemplates an extraordinary mix of positivity ranging from continuous contact with the Nature element to diversified physical movement, passing through a good ability to distract from thoughts daily and therefore representing an excellent method to discharge the toxins (especially psychological) that the very high rates that come to us from modern society cause. In fact, many scholars of sociology and psychology applied to recreational activities have shown how a primitive link between us and the contact with the earth is inherent in our genes, mainly due to the fact that man, since he appeared on Earth, he always grew up immersed in Nature and from it he took everything he needed, from food to clothing, up to the house and all the raw materials to build tools, houses and other things. The passion for gardening is therefore a very widespread passion because it is very close to our history, and this is particularly true especially for people who perhaps work closed in the office or in the factory, because the liberation of contact with the open air is precious.

Techniques and equipment

Let’s start with our reasoning by considering each one of their own hobbies, of the most varied type, and trying to consider what is needed in material terms and what one needs to know to practice that particular pastime. If what we have thought of is a sport like football, well then we will need a ball (at least, because in reality we would also need the doors in which to score goals) and know at least a few basic rules. If, on the other hand, to give another example, we have thought about the hobby of modeling, in that case you will need the model and the tools for its maintenance and then you will need to know some basic principles of mechanics to keep it in good condition. We have therefore seen that for every hobby you need equipment and you need to know one or more techniques, the same also applies to gardening:

The technique of fertilization

Leaving aside the topic of tools that we will not go into in this article, we turn to the part of techniques, that is, those knowledge to be possessed so that we can approach a correct work in the natural environment. A precious technique is that of fertilization: everyone knows broadly what we refer to when we talk about “fertilizing” (adding something to the earth to make it more productive), but no one knows why this operation is so important. The soil must be thought of as a reservoir of nutrients and various types of plants mostly need some of them, while other plants will need other types. Obviously, a land cultivated with olive groves will see the preferred substances of the olive tree diminish, which therefore must be reintegrated in order to guarantee the good productivity of the plants over time. When this cannot be done by nature (in an “uncontaminated” situation, this would be done by animals and by strong atmospheric events), man must intervene, and this can be done both with natural substances (especially compost and manure, that is faeces of large grazing animals) and with processed chemical elements.

Fertilizer for citrus fruits

We have said that every plant needs a certain type of substances from the soil and also it is necessary to consider that the various species of plants also differ in how they absorb these substances, and this affects the “how” and “when” we must give them to him. In the case of citrus fruits, one of the most widespread crops in Italy, especially in the center and south of the country, it is highlighted that their need is as follows: a balanced fertilizer is needed (i.e. with potassium-nitrogen-phosphorus macroelements divided into parts equal) with a high content of microelements, or with an abundance of those elements such as manganese, iron and others. Not only that, citrus fruits prefer, to ensure a constant development of the plant and especially the fruits, that the fertilizer given to them is slow-release, or consisting of substances that are not easily assimilated by the plant, so the process will last a while (even months) and this will benefit the plant and its fruits. Obviously this procedure is to be carried out from March to September, or in the period of maximum vitality of the citrus species. Popular culture teaches that a “ground” of lupins is an excellent monthly fertilizer for citrus fruits, as well as quality manure.

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