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Natural balance

Nature, as the creator of everything that we can admire around us, has an extraordinary power; it is based on two general principles, which can be summarized with the words “evolution” and “balance”. If the first of them, discovered and regulated by the exceptional studies of Charles Darwin, is known to the general public and is continuously proven and verifiable (it would be enough to observe the chimpanzees and compare them with us human beings, some of their attitudes are extraordinarily similar to ours), the the second is indeed a universally recognized philosophical concept, but it is not frequently applied to nature. Yet there must necessarily be a perfect balance in it, because this merry-go-round that we call Earth with all its inhabitants has been going on for a few million years; since several million different species are involved in it, if there were not an extraordinary balance, this would not be possible! This is why natural equilibrium should also be celebrated as the theory of evolution, because it is equally fundamental for life; the only thing that comes to mind is that we don’t talk about it much because it has become clear that the disturbing element of the natural balance is precisely the human being: some of his activities (our activities) have come to disturb a lot ‘those of the other elements and “actors”, sometimes in a catastrophic way.

Fertilization


For those who have that widespread and healthy passion for the garden, the concept of natural balance and soil balance should be well known: it is in fact known that a soil, in order to guarantee the healthy and complete growth of most species plants, must necessarily be equipped with almost all the basic substances that must nourish and feed the natural processes. But how do you ensure the balance of the soil? Many of us in middle school certainly learned that crop rotation was once practiced, usually on a four-phase cycle, one of which was rest (uncultivated land). This is because each plant absorbs one or more certain substances in particular, while leaving others in the soil: if the same crop was always done, the former would be scarce while the latter would be overabundant, so here we rotate. But the real secret of the perfect balance of the earth is fertilization: this term indicates everything that aims to give the soil those nutrients that will then be absorbed by the plants and which must contribute to their perfect growth.

Fertilizer and potassium

After we will see what are the methods and main elements of cultivation, now let’s talk about potassium: it is one of the three macro-elements, or those fundamental nutritional elements that can never be lacking in the plant. Specifically, the chemical element potassium (indicated with the letter K) is easily and quickly assimilated by plants, in which it facilitates the absorption of water, the synthesis of proteins and therefore the production of ATP and increases the general resistance. of the plant, both to frost and to attacks by parasites. It is very present in all soils, even in Italy, but there is an important distinction to be made between the various forms in which it can be found because not all of them can be assimilated by plants. The reticular form is that trapped by the molecules of feldspar and phyllosilicates (rocks) and is not at all assimilable by plants, as well as the fixed form found in clays. Instead the adsorbed and diluted forms are assimilable by all plants (especially the second, while for the first there are some exceptions) and in fact these are the forms with which artificial fertilization is made, that is, the one made by man.

Potassium fertilizer: Natural elements of fertilization

We have said everything important there is to know about potassium, now let’s try to frame it in the vast panorama of fertilization and fertilizers useful for plants. Potassium, as mentioned, is one of the three macroelements, that is, it is part of that group of three basic chemical elements without which no plant could survive; they are: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Said of potassium, phosphorus is an element that the plant never needs in general in abundant quantities, but it is fundamental in some specific phases such as flowering and fruit ripening (when potassium also intervenes in giving the flavor, through sugars). Nitrogen, on the other hand, an extremely common element even in the air we breathe (it is practically eighty percent), is the basic element of every protein, therefore it is linked to the plant’s own development and also intervenes in regulating the quality and quantity of circulating chlorophyll; it is to be fertilized in the period following sowing, immediately after. Alongside these macro elements, there are micro elements, equally important but less fundamental; some of them are calcium, sulfur, magnesium and chlorine. As far as fertilization methods are concerned, it is important to specify that there is both organic and chemical cultivation; the biological one, that is made only with natural elements and without neither processing nor adding chemical additives, is historical and is based on the great power of manure, that is the excrement of grazing animals such as cows and horses. it is to be fertilized in the period following sowing, immediately after. Alongside these macro elements, there are micro elements, equally important but less fundamental; some of them are calcium, sulfur, magnesium and chlorine. As far as fertilization methods are concerned, it is important to specify that there is both organic and chemical cultivation; the biological one, that is made only with natural elements and without neither processing nor adding chemical additives, is historical and is based on the great power of manure, that is the excrement of grazing animals such as cows and horses. it is to be fertilized in the period following sowing, immediately after. Alongside these macro elements, there are micro elements, equally important but less fundamental; some of them are calcium, sulfur, magnesium and chlorine. As far as fertilization methods are concerned, it is important to specify that there is both organic and chemical cultivation; the biological one, that is made only with natural elements and without neither processing nor adding chemical additives, is historical and is based on the great power of manure, that is the excrement of grazing animals such as cows and horses. it is important to specify that there is both organic and chemical cultivation; the biological one, that is made only with natural elements and without neither processing nor adding chemical additives, is historical and is based on the great power of manure, that is the excrement of grazing animals such as cows and horses. it is important to specify that there is both organic and chemical cultivation; the biological one, that is made only with natural elements and without neither processing nor adding chemical additives, is historical and is based on the great power of manure, that is the excrement of grazing animals such as cows and horses.

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