16 elements are essential for healthy plants to grow.
Three of the 16 come from air and water:
The other six major elements and seven minor ones all come from the soil.
Most western soils are rich in all of these elements except for 3 major elements:
AND 2 minor elements
Once you understand what a plant needs to thrive you will have a greater desire to strengthen and nourish your soil, long before planting season begins.
Major elements include:
Minor Elements include: