peat

peat

In recent decades, the consumption of peat has increased significantly, not only in floriculture for the preparation of garden soil, but also in households. To be able to better assess the arguments "for" and "against" the use of peat, you have to ask yourself: what is peat? Peat is an organic substance, która powstałaread on

Crude potassium salts

Crude potassium salts

There are no potassium deficiencies in the heavy soils of central Europe. These soils arose from the weathering of feldspars, miki i hornblendy, therefore they contain a lot of this element, which can be made available to plants by appropriate cultivation treatments. On the example of feldspar, which contains 17% K2O, 18% Al2O3 i 64—65% SiO2, can be seen, what … read on

Fosforyty

Fosforyty

Phosphates occur in the soil in a more or less soluble form. If the phosphate content, e.g.. in sandy soil, it is small or they are too tightly connected, e.g.. with excess calcium in alkaline soils or aluminum in acidic soils, then their transformation takes place slowly and they are inaccessible to plants. W … read on

Algae lime

Algae lime

On the French Atlantic coast, in Brittany and Normandy, huge limestone reefs have formed over the course of millennia. They were created from the thallus of the red alga Lithotamnium calcareum, supersaturated with calcium compounds, in water heated by the Golfstrom, at a depth of 20 do 100 m. Krasnorosty te z powodu czerwonego zabarwienia zwane są też glonamiread on

Basalt flour

Basalt flour

When did granite flour start to be used in horticulture, gnejsu, porfiru, dolomite, marl and plaster, they became interested in their chemical composition. It concerned mainly marl and plaster. Marl is easy to weather and enriches the soil with calcium and magnesium, a plaster, thanks to the sulfur content, przyspiesza proces wietrzenia i przechodzenia związków mineralnychread on

Clay minerals

Clay minerals

The chapter on soil discusses the process of rock weathering until the formation of silicates, oxides and soluble salts. Secondary clay minerals are formed from these basic components, as kaolinite, illite and montmorillonite and aluminum silicates, containing m. in. iron, magnesium and potassium.

Charakterystyczną cechą minerałów ilastych jest zdolność wchłaniania wody iread on