How Does Liquid Calcium Help Plants Grow?
The traditional method of growing plants involves applying lime to the soil to reduce acidity. A higher concentration of acidity means the plants cannot absorb as many nutrients. Though lime achieves this, liquid calcium works faster and more efficiently.
Liquid calcium is a natural growth stimulant for plants and has been used in the production process for over 65 years. It is mined from the ground the same way that limestone is extracted, but the process goes farther than just the pulverization in limestone. Instead, it undergoes a process of heating, liquifying, and extracting the pure soluble liquid calcium.
What Causes Low pH?
Base saturation refers to the percentage of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and hydrogen within a soil test. The less calcium and magnesium present in the soil, the lower pH will be. Hydrogen acts as a barrier between nutrients and plants. The more hydrogen present, the more acidity is in the soil. At its optimal pH of 7.0, the soil can receive more nutrients and accelerate plant growth.
Calcium is essential for any plant’s health and growth. Plant cell walls are made from calcium and act as a skeletal structure for the plant. Calcium also acts as a catalyst for cell division, meaning when a cell divides and then those cells divide, calcium is responsible. So, why does this all matter? Without calcium, cells will not divide and form new cells, and the plant will not grow. This cellular division causes a plant to grow, and it all stems from having appropriate calcium levels.
When liquid calcium is added to the soil, it displaces the hydrogen responsible for low pH. By displacing the hydrogen, other nutrients can get to the plant, and its growth increases.