Posted by waytogrow /Feb 25th , 2012/Soil Additives
Calcium strengthens cell walls and is an essential element required for the growth of plant roots and the tips (new growth) of plants. Calcium plays an essential role in the transport of nutrient across the cell walls and plant cell membranes. It is involved in the production and control of several plant enzymes and in some processes of cellular respiration (energy release). Calcium is required for normal nitrogen use and the production of proteins within the plant. Calcium improves fruit quality and improves a plant’s resistance to disease. Calcium is not readily transported from one part of the plant to another, so it is very important that a growing crop have a readily available supply of Calcium throughout the growing year. Calcium can be found in egg shells, sea shells, bones and lime.