Roots are not passive actors in the exchange of nutrients with soil. Their growth helps the plant, and the environment!
If you garden, do lawn maintenance, or farm, you’ve probably added nitrogen fertilizer to your soil. Nitrogen is the most common nutrient to limit plant growth – because plants need quite a lot of it (10-60 g per kg of plant mass, to be exact). It also doesn’t stick around very long in the soil. … Continue reading How do I keep more of the nitrogen in my soil?