Just a few matches planted in a pot are enough to achieve surprising results. This patent is used by plant breeders all over the world

What is the benefit of putting matches in a pot?

 Just a few matches put into a pot to achieve surprising results. This patent is used by plant breeders all over the world

According to the portal “Wirtualna Polska”, many of us do not know that matches can be used not only to light a fire, but also in plant breeding. It is enough to put a few of them into the pot. The effect can be seen almost immediately. What exactly is it?

Warning signs

Virtually in every home we can find more or less potted plants. More and more diverse species appear in our window sills. Unfortunately, caring for some of them is not limited to providing them with the right amount of light or adequate watering.

Plants send signals to us when they lack the right nutrients. They are sagging leaves, spots appearing on them, or falling flowers. We can use many fertilizers available in stores or use home methods that will provide the plant with the substances it needs. One of them is the use of matches.

 Just a few matches put into a pot to achieve surprising results. This patent is used by plant breeders all over the world

Put the matches in the pot, the effect will surprise you

One of such patents is putting matches in a pot. Experienced plant breeders indicate that when we see that something disturbing is happening to our plant, it is enough to put a few matches in it and water it. For the patent to work, the matches must be placed with their heads to the ground, keeping the spacing of a few centimeters.

 Just a few matches are enough to put in pots to achieve surprising results. This patent is used by plant breeders all over the world

These match heads are made of sulfur and red phosphorus – substances that many plants need for proper development. After watering, valuable ingredients from the matches will go to the ground, from there to the roots, and from the roots will be spread to the above-ground parts of the plant.

An additional advantage of the matches is their antifungal and insecticidal properties. The process of releasing the ingredients from the matches takes about 2 days. After this time, the wooden part of the matches can be removed from the pot.

And you, what unusual use of matches do you know?