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One of the conditions for obtaining a good and high-quality harvest is the timely feeding of crops with fertilizers, both organic and mineral. The latter also includes potassium monophosphate - a concentrated preparation in the form of white powder, which is widely used for the treatment of garden, garden and even indoor plants.
Benefits and properties of potassium monophosphate
This mineral fertilizer has been recognized among gardeners because it is suitable for almost all crops. The drug has good solubility and is quickly absorbed. The percentage of potassium and phosphate in its composition is about 30 to 50.
As a result of processing cultures of potassium monophosphate:
- improves the taste of fruits;
- increases the shelf life of the crop;
- plants suffer less powdery mildew and other fungal diseases;
- is tied with more fruits;
- increases frost resistance;
- actively grow lateral shoots;
Use of the drug
Potassium monophosphate fertilizer is used in the garden in the form of foliar dressings. To do this, a solution is prepared from the powder, following the instructions. This solution can be watered plants and spray them on top. The most noticeable effect from the use of the drug is observed during the spring treatment of plantings and during transplantation of seedlings into open ground.
Spraying or watering should be done only in the evening when the sun has lost its activity so that the fertilizer does not evaporate quickly.
For irrigation of plants growing in the garden, no more than 20 g of the preparation is added to a bucket of water. Tillage, in which young seedlings are grown, is not made with such a strong solution - 10 g of powder per bucket of water.
But fruit and berry crops require more concentrated fertilizer: 30 g of fertilizer is diluted in 10 liters of water and sprayed with plantings.
A good result is obtained by processing potassium monophosphate tomato seedlings, as a result of which the vegetables ripen evenly. It is enough to pour tomatoes with a 2% solution of the drug twice a season( 2 g of powder for each liter of water), keeping between waterings for at least two weeks.
A feature of potassium monophosphate is its compatibility with other drugs. To achieve a greater effect, it can be combined with many fertilizers, although there are exceptions.
Potassium monophosphate cannot be mixed with fertilizers based on calcium and magnesium.