NUTRITION: Essential Plant Compounds

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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The awesome chemical phenomenon of photosynthesis; macronutrients (nitrogen, etc.) and micronutrients (Iron, etc.) and their functions in water and potting media; for fascinating details refer to A81-1087
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NUTRITION: Principles Review of all aspects, from a scientific point of view; refer to A61-277+ 0

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