Gardening with Potash

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Potash helps to promote strong roots and healthy plants. Learn about gardening and potash levels from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb", for on gardening. One element that's really important for plant growth is that of potash. Potash is always the third element in the bag or on the bottle. Now potash is important if you want a strong plant with a good root system, potash helps. It also imparts some cold hardiness in the plant as well. You've heard people say, "well potassium is important for people", it is. It's also important for your botanical buddies as well. If you don't have enough potash, the plant isn't going to be as strong as it should be. Often it gets injured by cold easier. So make sure when you have potash, in this case we got the third element in the bag, it happens to be 8, it's a guaranteed analysis, and it's a soluble potash, K2O. Potash helps to make the plant bigger and stronger, and it's going to help get you through the winter season with less loss. If you're looking for a better, healthier, stronger plant, make sure you got a good source of potash in your fertilizer to have the best results. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".