There’s a lot of P when it comes to tomatoes.
- P ?
Phosphorus, Potassium, Potash, Phosphate etc.
- If it helps, Phosphorus and Phosphate are connected as are Potassium and Potash.
And what’s their ppppurpose ?
- Phosphorus and Potassium are 2 of the 3 main foods plants need, the 3rd being Nitrogen. Each has a specific function relating to the healthy growth of the plant.
Phosphorus. Doesn’t that make things glow in the dark ?
- A plant uses Phosphorus for root growth. A lack of it will lead to poor root growth. As for glowing in the dark, perhaps your pots light up at night !
And what is Phosphorus to Phosphate ?
- In terms of plants and root growth think of the words as interchangeable. In terms of the actual difference , I think Phosphorus is the element and phosphate is the salt (obtained by mining) that contains that element. Oh and the symbol for Phosphorus that’s…..P.
And of course the tomato was known as the Pomme d’Amour.
Thank you! Enough Ps for one day !
If you paid more attention in chemistry please feel free to chip in, if that’s not right !